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    Harvey Kurtzman Pageant Magazine Complete 12-page Story "Pinocchio Revisited" Original Art (Hillman, 1961). Harvey Kurtzman's association with the digest-sized Pageant goes back to a mid-1950s article the magazine ran on the Mad comic book, with a new illustration prepared by Kurtzman and Bill Elder. An offer to Kurtzman to edit the magazine was the direct reason Mad was changed over from comic book format. EC publisher Bill Gaines countered Pageant's offer by offering Harvey the chance to change Mad to a magazine. After leaving EC, Kurtzman was again offered the chance to contribute to Pageant; this 12-page take-off on the modern, corporate world in the form of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio is one of his best efforts. The art for this never-reprinted story is in ink and grey wash on illustration board, with spot color overlays in ink on acetate. The image area for each page measures approximately 6.5" x 9.75". The artboards have wear along the edges and some of the overlays have come loose (but are still included); otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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