The Comics Journal Library: The EC Artists

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Archival interviews with Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Frank Frazetta, Bill Gaines, and many more, as well as contemporary interviews with Mad artists, are reprinted in the first of a beautifully packaged two-volume set.The Comics Journal Library series is the most comprehensive series of lavishly illustrated interviews conducted with cartoonists ever published. To celebrate our republication of the legendary EC line, we proudly present the first of a two-volume set of interviews with the artists and writers (and ...

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Overview

Archival interviews with Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Frank Frazetta, Bill Gaines, and many more, as well as contemporary interviews with Mad artists, are reprinted in the first of a beautifully packaged two-volume set.The Comics Journal Library series is the most comprehensive series of lavishly illustrated interviews conducted with cartoonists ever published. To celebrate our republication of the legendary EC line, we proudly present the first of a two-volume set of interviews with the artists and writers (and publisher!) who made EC great. Included in the first volume: career-spanning conversations with EC legends Will Elder, John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein, as well as short interviews with EC short-timers Frank Frazetta and Joe Kubert. Also: EC Publisher William Gaines on his infamous Senate subcommittee testimony, and probing conversations between Silver Age cartoonist Gil Kane and Harvey Kurtzman, as well as contemporary alternative cartoonist Sam Henderson and MAD great Al Jaffee. Part of what made EC the best publisher in the history of mainstream comics was some of the most beautiful drawing ever published in comic books, and every interview is profusely illustrated by pertinent examples of the work under discussion. The EC artists were renowned for their attention to detail, and the reproduction here takes full advantage of the oversized art book format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606996089
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 12/6/2013
  • Series: Comics Journal Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 790,191
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Dean lives in Seattle and is an Editor at Fantagraphics.

Gary Grothis the co-founder ofThe Comics Journaland Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Excellent book. In depth.

    Did you ever want to know the history of EC and just who the artists were? This is the book.

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