~RICHIE RICH/JERRY BECK ON HARVEY COMICS !!

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‘FROM RICHIE RICH TO WENDY THE WITCH: THE ART OF HARVEY COMICS’ – HAS BEEN EXTENDED !! THRU – SAT MAY 2, 2009 !!

in relation to the exhibit – THE MUSEUM of COMIC and CARTOON ART – MoCCA – is pleased to present:

FROM SCREEN TO SCREAM! – JERRY BECK on the HISTORY of HARVEY COMICS !!

TO-NITE !! – FRIDAY – APRIL 17, 2009 – 6:30 PM

ADMISSION: $5 – FREE for MoCCA MEMBERS

Animation Historian JERRY BECK (CARTOON BREW) will speak about the connection of HARVEY COMICS to the PARAMOUNT cartoon studio, and the creation of CASPER the FRIENDLY GHOST, BABY HUEY, LITTLE AUDREY, BUZZY CROW and HERMAN & KATNIP. He will show clips from the classic cartoons, and discuss the relationship between the comic book company and the animation studio, which was located in Times Square. Beck will also sign copies of the THE HARVEY COMICS LIBRARY, a series of reprint volumes which he co-curates for DARK HORSE BOOKS.

MUSEUM of COMIC and CARTOON ART – 594 BROADWAY – SUITE 401 – NYC
HRS: TUES-SUN 12-5PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $5 / CHILDREN 12 + UNDER: FREE

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PIX FROM THE OPENING:
‘FROM RICHIE RICH TO WENDY THE WITCH: THE ART OF HARVEY COMICS’ – MUSEUM OF COMIC and CARTOON ART / MoCCA
DEC 18, 2008

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MARK D. ARNOLD of FUN IDEAS PRODUCTIONS, based in SARATOGA, California.
‘From Richie Rich to Wendy the Witch: The Art of Harvey Comics’ originated at the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, curated by ANDREW FARAGO, with special thanks to MARK ARNOLD.

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Mr. Arnold beside: ‘Little Sad Sack No. 11′, mid 1960s. Drawn by FRED RHOADES.
ink on board

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the title lettering & spatial composition – seem very contemporary !!
sort of boxy – (almost) just like AD DEVILLE & SKEWVILLE.

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the exhibit had concise but very informative & very interesting captions & wall texts.
. .. I found it interesting to contemplate that – FRED RHOADS – was an ex-marine.

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artwork by – WARREN KREMER.
‘Devil Kids starring Hot Stuff No. 73′, cover rough, mid 1970s. color pencil on vellum.
WARREN KREMER (1921-2003) drew the majority of Harvey’s covers – from the 1960s onwards.
From the collection of DAVE HOLT.

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WARREN KREMER – ‘Little Lotta No. 68′, cover, 1966. ink on board.

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JOE CERTA – ‘Joe Paloooka’, cover. late 1940s/early 1950s. ink on board.
From the collection of DAVE HOLT.

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ARTIST UNKNOWN (POSSIBLY STEVE MUFFATTI). ‘Casper No. 59′, Comic book, August 1957.
STEVE MUFFATTI (1880-1968) established the “Harvey style”.

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detail, ‘Casper No. 59′ – only – 10 cents !!

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WARREN KREMER – ‘Little Audrey’ cover, late 1950s, ink on board.

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WARREN KREMER, ‘Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers No. 9′, Cover rough. mid 1970s.
color pencil on vellum.
From the collection of DAVE HOLT.

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detail, SID COUCHEY. ‘Little Lotta No. 114′, Little Dot Story Pages 1, 3 and 5.
‘A Real Pal!’ (Little Lotta), early 1970s.
ink & white gouache on board.
from the collection of SKEET ROSE.

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WARREN KREMER, ‘Little Dot Dotland No.1′. Comic book, July 1962. 12 cents.
from the MoCCA notes: “HARVEY COMICS were approaching the zenith of their popularity in1962 . . .
[this is] one of the many sweet and beguiling covers drawn by the master hand of the late Mr. Kremer . . . ”

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ERNIE COLON , ‘Little Lotta Foodland No. 1′, Page 1, 1963. Ink on board.

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detail, ERNIE COLON, ‘Little Lotta Foodland No. 1′.

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the exhibit also includes several – animated ‘loops’.

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as well as display cases – with original comic books, and other HARVEY COMICS memorabilia.

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ALFRED HARVEY, FRED RHOADS and GEORGE BAKER in NEW YORK CITY, ca. 1940s.

FRED RHOADS created many HARVEY COMICS pages from 1953 through 1977. he was “an ex-marine brought to work on the strip by its creator (George Baker) in 1953 too help adapt the character to his new, younger comic book audience. Rhoads’ humor was wild enough to amuse adults (enlisted or not), and gentle enough to make many a baby Boomer howl ith laughter as a child.” (MoCCA)

ALFRED HARVEY (1913-1994) was the founder of HARVEY COMICS and creator of Little Dot and Richie Rich.
see: ALFRED HARVEY/wikipedia & hit HARVEY COMICS, while there.
interesting enough, he was also an EAGLE SCOUT !!

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a display case – full of HARVEY COMICS treasure !!

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b’yall – from Little Lotta.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH