~FROM RICHIE RICH to WENDY the WITCH !!/HARVEY COMICS/MoCCA/NYC
‘From RICHIE RICH to WENDY the GOOD WITCH: The ART of HARVEY COMICS’ !! !!
DECEMBER 18, 2008 – MARCH 15, 2009
NOTE: OPENING RECEPTION – WED JAN 14, 2008
MoCCA – THE MUSEUM of COMIC and CARTOON ART – 594 BROADWAY at HOUSTON, SOHO, MANHATTAN, NYC
HRS: TUES-SAT 12-5 PM (closed DEC 23-25 & JAN 1, 2009)
GENERAL ADMISSION: $5
. . . if you didn’t grow up with RICHIE RICH, CASPER the FRIENDLY GHOST, and LITTLE LOTTA !! – now’s your chance – to clue in – to why we gobbled them up – way way back in the days of an earlier more gentler – very young childhood – in America.
from the MoCCA website:
“The MUSEUM of COMIC and CARTOON ARt – MoCCA – is pleased to present a visual history of one of the most popular comic book publishers of all time. HARVEY COMICS.
‘From RICHY RICH to WENDY the WITCH: The Art of HARVEY COMICS’ celebrates the art and characters created and/or popularized by HARVEY, including CASPER the Friendly Ghost; Wendy, the Good Little Witch; Richie Rich, The Poor Little Rich Boy; Hot Stuff, The Little Devil; Sad Sack; Joe Palooka; Little Dot; Little Audrey; Little Lotta; Little Max; and many more.
This exhibit includes original art from Harvey comic books and merchandise by stalwarts such as ERNIE COLON, SID COUCHEY, WARREN KREMER and HOWARD POST.
‘From Richie Rich to Wendy the Witch: The Art of Harvey Comics originated at the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco – curated by ANDREW FARGO.
For the MoCAA presentation, there is additional curation by MoCCA Chairman ELLEN S. ABRAOWITZ and Director KARL ERICKSON, a with special thanks to MARK ARNOLD.”
p.s. the exhibit, ‘From RICHIE RICH to WENDY the WITCH: The Art of Harvey Comics’
ran from June 28 – Nov 30, 2008 at the CARTOON ART MUSEUM, 655 Mission St. in SAN FRANCISCO.
where it originated there, they have a small write-up on the show, see: their website/exhibits !!
where you can glean a little more information, like:
“the exhibit includes original art and merchandise by stalwarts such as
WARREN KREMER (1921-2003) !! who along with animator STEVE MUFFATTI, (1880-1968) !!
defined the ‘HARVEY’ look …”
and, “Harvey Comics was founded in 1941 by ALFRED HARVEY (1913-19940).” !!