Secret Harvey Kurtzman Comic Book Activity Page from 1949

Little Aspirin's tricky tricks Harvey Kurtzman magic comic book filler page These pages aren’t signed, but they’re certainly the work of  genius cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman!Harvey Kurtzman magic tricks comic book filler page Little Aspirin
I came across these pages while flipping through dozens of comic scans…looking for some cool comic oddity to share on the blog. But THIS! *swoon*
Harvey Kurtzman magic tricks comic book filler page 1949 Little Aspirin
Little Aspirin Harvey Kurtzman magic tricks comic book filler page Based on the ever-evolving  cartooning styles during Harvey Kurtzman’s pre-MAD “Hey Look” comics, I’d peg these as being drawn around 1947.
Little Aspirin #1 1949 comic book
From “Little Aspirin” #1 July 1949

The Little Aspirin comic was published in 1949, but I’m betting these filler pages were sitting around for a couple years before they were published.
Little Aspirin #1 indicia 

First-Ever Photos of the Storyboard Secrets 10-DVD Boxed Set

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Coo Coo Kids Comics starring Supermouse

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Ghettomation Guru Jim Lujan

Heroes don't take vacations. Crime does not nap.
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Here's my very favorite Lujanimation: FreakDaddy!

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He's even got a couple of DVD's out ...

Jim Lujan is a one-man animation studio -- he writes, draws, animates, does all voices and music too! And he just keeps going and going. Jim's been making cartoons for years...sometimes there's a new one every six weeks or so!

See how happy they make me?
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His DIY "get-it-done-and-move-on-to-the-next-cartoon" ethos has inspired me greatly. And he's a swell dude, too. Get a glimpse at his creative process in these cool interviews: Jim and I even did a podcast together: Sherm's Ghettomation episode!

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