Comings and Goings of LA Artist and Writer Doug Harvey
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Marvel Mocks the Underground, Mildly, in 1968
Another discovery in my current scanning frenzy is this page torn from a probably 1968 issue of Marvel's Not Brand Echh, a comic much in the vein of early MAD. What I thought was really interesting was that this is a parody (drawn by Herb Trimpe) of the cover for Big Brother's Cheap Thrills album, drawn by R. Crumb in his underground comix style (also inspired largely by MAD) -- and that it was done almost simultaneously with the emergence of undergrounds. Strange loops.