Cartoonist Drew Friedman writes of his encounters with (and admiration for) the late Harvey Kurtzman. Kurtzman was one of those guys whose talents and visions exceeded that which comic books could accommodate at the time he was around but he made do. You look at his body of work and there are two possible reactions. One is how good just about all of it was…or you can think, "Oh, if only there'd been a more perfect showcase for what he could do." That he never quite found a place where he could be as good as he could be — and be paid commensurate with that — is one of the many sad songs of the form.
Anyway, read what Drew has to say about him…and read anything Kurtzman did. None of it is without interest and some of it is almost as good as he was.