Essential Kurtzman (2014) – TPB vol. 01 “Jungle Book”


Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book is considered one of the “Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century” by The Comics Journal and is widely regarded to be a lost classic. Written and illustrated by Kurtzman, Jungle Book inspired and influenced comics creators such as Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gilbert Shelton, and Terry Gilliam. Back in print for the first time in over twenty-five years, this deluxe hardcover features an essay by comics archivist Denis Kitchen; a new introduction by Gilbert Shelton; a conversational afterword between Pete Poplaski and Robert Crumb; and and a selection of Kurtzman’s photographs, correspondence, and artwork. The definitive edition of this graphic novel masterpiece is not to be missed!


  • Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book (1959) OGN SC


Indicia title is “Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book (Essential Kurtzman Volume One)”

Introductions by Gilbert Shelton & Art Spiegelman.

Essay by Denis Kitchen.

Conversation between Peter Poplaski and R. Crumb.

Harvey Kurtzman

Harvey Kurtzman

Harvey Kurtzman

(Story is monochromatic)

Harvey Kurtzman

John Lind
Philip R. Simon

Cover Artist(s):
Harvey Kurtzman

Cover Date: December 2014

Cover Price: US $ 24.99

Format: Black & White; Hardcover; 176 pages

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