Humbug (Slipcased Two Volume)

Will Elder (Author) Al Jaffee (Author)
& 3 more

Product Details

Fantagraphics Books
Publish Date
March 01, 2009
7.94 X 2.26 X 10.6 inches | 5.04 pounds
Boxed Set
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About the Author

Will Elder (Hall of Fame, 2003) was also known for a 45-year stint with Cracked magazine and for being one of Mad's founding artists.
Al Jaffee is an award-winning cartoonist and cultural icon best known for his work in MAD magazine as one of the "Usual Gang of Idiots." He is the creator, artist, and writer of the MAD Fold-In, Tall Tales, and Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.
In addition to his pioneering work on the "serious" EC war comics, Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) created the all-time greatest satirical comic (with Mad), the most widely-read adult comic strip (with "Little Annie Fanny" in Playboy), and one of the earliest graphic novels (with the 1959 The Jungle Book).
Arnold Roth's cartoons and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and Esquire. He lives in New York City.
One of America's most beloved and best known illustrators, Jack Davis was born on December 2, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia. He passed away in 2016.


A comics blockbuster.--John Defore
[I]ncludes so many all-time great cartoonists (Kurtzman, Jaffee, Elder, etc.) at the peak of their powers and ambitions.--Timothy Hodler
[T]he artwork is uniformly mind-blowing. ... This collects the whole ill-fated run in a luxurious hardbound package including top-notch background material. Worth it for the mammoth Arnold Roth and Al Jaffee interview alone.--M. Ace
At long last, a handsome, two-volume, slipcased set brings back into print a pivotal, neglected portion of the oeuvre of Harvey Kurtzman and that of a cadre of gifted pranksters bent on smart satire.--Rich Kreiner
Smart writing, savvy pop-cultural lampoons mirroring the mid-century's social turmoil, brilliant artwork.--Michael H. Prince
It's a really impressive collection of work... and the production design here is nothing short of stunning. Fantagraphics really knocked this one out of the park in restoration.--Chris Mautner
Humbug reveals Kurtzman as a satirist who still demands our attention.--Ben Schwartz
Humbug is a testament not only to Kurtzman's genius, but to the astounding skills of his fellow artists as well--people like Jack Davis, Will Elder...Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth and R.O. Blechman.