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    Harvey Kurtzman - Pencil Comp for Little Annie Fanny (Playboy Ent., undated). As the Comics Code gutted sales of EC Comics, several of EC's top artists left to work for Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine. Former EC artists Harvey Kurtzman, creator of Mad magazine and godfather of Underground comix, teamed with longtime collaborator Will Elder (and sometimes Frank Frazetta, Russ Heath, and Jack Davis) to create "Little Annie Fanny," a cartoon full of soft-core nudity and sexual double entendres, but also full of political and social commentary that the Comics Code would not allow. Offered here is a unique glimpse into the creation of an Annie adventure: one of Kurtzman's original black and white layout drawings. Drawn in ink and pencil tone, this layout measures 9" x 12" overall, with notes and quick sketches in the margins, showing Kurtzman's strict control over the strip's production.

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