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First Issue of MAD Magazine, 1952

First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952 Happy birthday, Harvey Kurtzman and Mad Magazine! In October 1952, the very first issue of a new comic called “Mad” was issued, written almost entirely by Kurtzman. It soon came under Senate [...]

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. “We’re going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves. In my view, that’s the [...]

R. Crumb: Harlem Sketchbook 1965

Four original illustrations by Robert Crumb from his “Harlem Sketchbook,” one of the artist’s first professionally published pieces, from Harvey Kurtzman’s humor magazine, Help! #22, Warren Publishing, January 1965. [...]