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    Harvey Kurtzman - Mad Magazine Cover Border Original Art (EC, 1955). Editor and artist Harvey Kurtzman relaunched his Mad comic book as a magazine with issue #24 in early 1955, mainly as a way to sidestep the new Comics Code Authority. The result was one of the funniest publications to ever hit the newsstands, and although Kurtzman would soon leave due to disagreements with publisher William Gaines, the magazine still thrives today, tickling the funnybones of a whole new generation. Here's the historic border art that graced the first three magazine issues, crammed with plenty of "eyeball kicks," as Kurtzman and crew called them (look for Marilyn Monroe alongside Napoleon, Freud, and others). This ink on bristol board piece has an image area of 16.75" x 21.75", and is in Good condition, with a few rubber cement stains, light soiling, and tape. Areas where the price and central image of each cover would go are cut out for multiple usage.

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