Monday, September 22, 2008

More Kurtzmania

Monday cartoon Day.

Continuing my Monday look at cartoon journalism.

Not long after doing the piece for The TV Guide Kurtzman did a couple of similar job for Esquire magazine. For the first one he went to the set of a James Cagney movie in Ireland. The style of this article is all Kurtzman' own. No one did these kind of reports before or after him. In hi later years on Little Annie Fanny he was most proud of his achievements in the use of color. Here we see him excel in that area for the first time. Esquire was a huge magazine, so I have split the scans in two. The first page was done in green and black and white. To make this remarkable piece of art more readable I have reversed the colors on that page. The original version is visible at the start of this piece.







6 comments:

Mike Lynch said...

Wonderful to see this, Ger. Thanks for sharing. Wouldn't it be great if some of today's cartoonists were paid for these sorts of features?

joe bloke said...

excellent post, mate.

Ger Apeldoorn said...
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Ger Apeldoorn said...

Mike,

Actually this sort of thing is being done in Dutch papers the last two or three years. Mostly due to the fact that cartoonists are willing to take bottom price for it. I will continue this strand on Mondays until we get to the point where I can show some Dutch samples, including some by Hanco Kolk.

Mike Lynch said...

I'd love to see the Dutch samples, Ger!

Matt J said...

Fantastic illustrated journalism-good to see rare Kurtzman. Thnx