[E–pub/E–book] Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book


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  • 05 April 2019
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Read & Download Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book Harvey Kurtzman » 6 review Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book Download ´ 106 Creators such as Robert Crumb Art Spiegelman Gilbert Shelton and Terry Gilliam Back in print for the first time in over twenty five years this deluxe hardcover features an essay by comics archivist Denis Kitchen; a new introduction b. Originally published in 1959 the author had soared to great success with the creation of Mad then plummeted after he left the magazine in a huff He had demanded 51% controlling interest from Mad was offered 10% and he rejected it outright Had he stayed he would have been set for life So now he was drifting and when Mad reprint books shifted from Ballentine Books to Signet he approached the company with creating an original work of Mad like material Leaping for the big bucks they agreed and produced this text It was a commercial failure and in my ever ever ever so humble opinion a creative failure as well There are four stories presented here all of which feel rushed He was up against the wall and needed to produce material so he did Just not refined material These all come across as half digested ideas from his Mad days They are satirical but it feels tired and deflated As if he was trying too hard to recapture the magic Two of the stories are parodys of TV shows at the time Thelonius Violence a takeoff on Peter Gunn which the only memorable part of the show it Mancini s opening score where he tackles the TV private eye genre He comments on its mindless violence where the participants never seem to actually get hurt the reliance of the protagonist on sheer luck and a style over substance approach The best part of this parody is the use of sound effects a jazz type riff to punctuate the action of the script VA VOODL DE BLAH DAAaaaa What I found the funniest was the use of slang in the script which formerly hip is now so dated its makes the story actually funnier The second TV inspired story is also extremely dated Compulsion on the Range is a send up of all those TV westerns which dominated the airwaves 26 of them were being produced over the three networks in 1959 It makes the same points about violence with no conseuences as Theolodius Violence and has an appearance as Zorro demonstrating that the TV western hero is essentially an unmasked Zorro with the same morals Otherwise it generally falls flat with the same tired jokes made over and over Decadence Degenerated is apparently based on Kurtzman s reflections of Paris Texas where he was stationed during his bit in the war He dubs the town Rottenville and describes a lynch mob who goes haywire after an attractive girl was murdered It has a few good moments but again it has aged badly An old story told ad nauseum with a few interesting twists The last story is the most interesting The Organizational Man in the Grey Flannel Executive Suite is derived from the author s own disappointments and frustrations from dealing with the publishing industry Its protagonist Goodman Beaver comes in full of dreams and hopes only to have them suashed under the daily grind and uantity over uality mentality of the bosses eventually turning him in a cynical wreck of a human being Goodman Beaver actually had a life after this publication eventually morphing into the Little Annie Fanny strip which appeared in Playboy magazine As this is the most personal it has much depth to the overall story and is an interesting read The art is definitely not Kutrzman s best ugly grey and poor shading which may have been to the cheap production values of Ballentine rather than Kutrzman s skill at the time Many of those writing introducing the work all big art knobs praise it but I feel it s due to nostalgia than actual appreciation They all cut their teeth on his work were inspired by it and many were first published by Kutrzman so they praise him But I feel their admiration of the man overrides their critical analysis They want it to be good so they act as if it is While the original was a cheap paperback badly printed and stuck together with Elmer s glue the Dark Horse edition is a beautifully bound large edition book Well crafted and very attractive looking Si Dindo Pundido up against the wall and needed to produce material so he did Just not refined material These all come across as half digested ideas from his Mad days They are satirical but it feels tired and deflated As if he was trying too hard to recapture the magic Two of the stories are parodys of TV shows at the time Thelonius Violence a takeoff on Peter Gunn which the only memorable part of the show it Mancini s opening score where he tackles the TV private eye genre He comments on its mindless violence where the participants never seem to actually get hurt the reliance of the protagonist on sheer luck and a style over substance approach The best part of this parody is the Si Dindo Pundido use of sound effects a jazz type riff to punctuate the action of the script VA VOODL DE BLAH DAAaaaa What I found the funniest was the Wizards Tale III use of slang in the script which formerly hip is now so dated its makes the story actually funnier The second TV inspired story is also extremely dated Compulsion on the Range is a send Wizards Tale III up of all those TV westerns which dominated the airwaves 26 of them were being produced over the three networks in 1959 It makes the same points about violence with no conseuences as Theolodius Violence and has an appearance as Zorro demonstrating that the TV western hero is essentially an The Friend unmasked Zorro with the same morals Otherwise it generally falls flat with the same tired jokes made over and over Decadence Degenerated is apparently based on Kurtzman s reflections of Paris Texas where he was stationed during his bit in the war He dubs the town Rottenville and describes a lynch mob who goes haywire after an attractive girl was murdered It has a few good moments but again it has aged badly An old story told ad nauseum with a few interesting twists The last story is the most interesting The Organizational Man in the Grey Flannel Executive Suite is derived from the author s own disappointments and frustrations from dealing with the publishing industry Its protagonist Goodman Beaver comes in full of dreams and hopes only to have them suashed The Hate U Give under the daily grind and Chenelyn Chenelyn uantity over Pillar of Fire (The Promised Land, Vol 1) uality mentality of the bosses eventually turning him in a cynical wreck of a human being Goodman Beaver actually had a life after this publication eventually morphing into the Little Annie Fanny strip which appeared in Playboy magazine As this is the most personal it has much depth to the overall story and is an interesting read The art is definitely not Kutrzman s best Power of Deliverance The Promised Land Vol 2 ugly grey and poor shading which may have been to the cheap production values of Ballentine rather than Kutrzman s skill at the time Many of those writing introducing the work all big art knobs praise it but I feel it s due to nostalgia than actual appreciation They all cut their teeth on his work were inspired by it and many were first published by Kutrzman so they praise him But I feel their admiration of the man overrides their critical analysis They want it to be good so they act as if it is While the original was a cheap paperback badly printed and stuck together with Elmer s glue the Dark Horse edition is a beautifully bound large edition book Well crafted and very attractive looking

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Read & Download Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book Harvey Kurtzman » 6 review Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book Download ´ 106 Y Gilbert Shelton; a conversational afterword between Pete Poplaski and Robert Crumb; and and a selection of Kurtzman's photographs correspondence and artwork The definitive edition of this graphic novel masterpiece is not to be misse. Harvey Kurtzman was the original mastermind of Mad Magazine and after an acrimonious split and a couple of other failed magazine ventures this was his first stand alone book of original material as a solo writer illustrator The results across four stories that start off as genre parodies of the late 50s but sometimes jump off into weirder places are uneven but fascinating Kurtzman is a master of form and timing and his carefully sketchy drawings pack a lot of punch Though compromised as the great introductory material of this edition attests this is still an essential look straight into a hugely influential comics mind

Read & Download Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book

Read & Download Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book Harvey Kurtzman » 6 review Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book Download ´ 106 Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book is considered one of the Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century by The Comics Journal and is widely regarded to be a lost classic Written and illustrated by Kurtzman Jungle Book inspired and influenced comics. I d read this in the Ballantine paperback muddy art and all but the material looks much better here and the introductory material helps put it in the context of Kurtzman s career Unfortunately I m inclined to agree with Crumb s assessment in the the afterwardinterview that closes the volume Kurtzman isn t very funny here and the material feels considerably less sharp than his work for Mad and Trump There is an air of weary desperation about some of it and time has rendered even the edgy bits a little paleHaving just read a bunch of Terry Southern s short stories which share a similar satiric disdain for the rural South the Rottenville story here is an expression of the horror that east coasters especially felt watching the parade of regional bigotry and ignorance that emerged in the fight for integration in the 50s and 60s It was tough on all sides accepting that we are all AmericansGood thing we ve gotten past that right


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