Topic: Other Cons
I usually don't blog about events that are coming up very quickly, as there isn't enough time to get the blog post distributed to all the different blog directories and search engines in time...
However the event that the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, (MoCCA) is presenting tomorrow night in New York is one that is of importance to those that can quickly re-arrange their schedules, or if they can't, then they can check out the book being discussed on their own at their usual favorite bookstore.
Here is the gist of the invite that was sent to members of MoCCA's Facebook Group Page on Tuesday:
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA and Abrams ComicArts invite you to join us for an evening in celebration of the new book, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics. Discussion featuring co-author Denis Kitchen and Harvey’s daughter, Nellie Kurtzman; moderated by Abrams ComicArts editor Charles Kochman.
Reception and signing with refreshments to follow.
Additional details on this special event are:
Host: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA
Like I said at the beginning of this blog post, the event is about the book plus the special speakers that are there that night. However the book itself can be purchased elsewhere if you are not able to make it in attendance. Here are details on the book itself:
The Art of Harvey Kurtzman
Authors: Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle Introduction by Harry Shearer
For those of you that are not aware of Harvey Kurtzman's contributions to the industry, here is a very brief bio, (and I mean very brief!):
"Harvey Kurtzman (October 3, 1924, Brooklyn, New York – February 21, 1993) was a U.S. cartoonist and magazine editor. Kurtzman often signed his name H. Kurtz, followed by a stick figure (i.e., H. Kurtz-man).
In 1952, he was the founding editor of the comic book Mad. Kurtzman was also known for the long-running Little Annie Fanny stories in Playboy (1962-88), satirizing the very attitudes that Playboy promoted."
You can find more about this One Night Only special event at MoCCA's event page at:
If you would like to join with over 2,100 other members who have 'joined' the MoCCA Facebook Group Page, feel free to do so at:
Please Note: Tina and I will not be there, as we are on the West Coast. However, we both have been to MoCCA and believe the work that they do is very beneficial to the comics and cartooning industry. Additionally I have not seen a preview copy of this book. However, Harvey's works are too important not to at least mention this special event and the book to those that can make it to the evening or purchase the book later. Harvey passed away 16 years ago. It is good to see books like this one come out to continue publicizing his works.
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