Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America (Bill Schelly) - Fantagraphics - 2015 - 642 pages

This book is a gift to all fans of classic humor.  For anyone who loves Mad magazine in particular, or comics in general, this is a must-read biography.  Author Schelly has completed an exhaustive series of interviews with those who knew Harvey Kurtzman and combined them with his research of existing interviews with Kurtzman and others who have passed.  Kurtzman changed the comics industry forever and influenced a large portion of the writers, editors and artists who are performing today.  I have read many accounts of Kurtzman's life and works but this book is the first to put it all together.  [JAM 6/6/2015]