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.