Cover of Mad #4, originally published in 1952 (this is a reprint from 1986). Art by Harvey Kurtzman. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman opens this Friday at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.

Cover of Mad #4, originally published in 1952 (this is a reprint from 1986). Art by Harvey Kurtzman. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman opens this Friday at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.

Cover of Mad #1, originally published in 1952 (this is a reprint from 1966). Art by Harvey Kurtzman. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman opens this Friday at the Society of Illustrators in NYC. 

Cover of Mad #1, originally published in 1952 (this is a reprint from 1966). Art by Harvey Kurtzman. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman opens this Friday at the Society of Illustrators in NYC. 

Mad, November 1954Art director: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, November 1954
Art director: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, March 1955Art director: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, March 1955
Art director: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, June 1954Art director: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, June 1954
Art director: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, January 1955Art director: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, January 1955
Art director: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, February 1955Art director: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, February 1955
Art director: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, October 1954Illustration and art direction: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, October 1954
Illustration and art direction: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, May 1954Cover illustration: Basil Wolverton, art director: Harvey Kurtzman
Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Mad, May 1954
Cover illustration: Basil Wolverton, art director: Harvey Kurtzman

Source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site