Harvey Kurtzman's Silver Linings
Before Mad, Trump, Humbug
, Harvey Kurtzman created the comic strip Silver Linings
for the New York Herald-Tribune
where comics writer Harold Straubling was the comic strip editor from 1946 to 1954. The strip ran in the Herald-Tribune
from March 7 through June 20, 1948.
The gags and art in Silver Linings
are very similar to Kurtzman's Hey Look!
pages. Here are four of the nine strips in the series. Note use of the repetitive diner dialogue years before John Belushi's "cheeseburger cheeseburger" routine and another line of dialogue decades prior to the recording "I Scare Myself" by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.
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