Harvey Talk

Next Friday you can meet me at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City where I will speaking about the origins of Harvey Comics and its connection to Famous Studios. I’ll screen some cartoon clips and sign books – in particular the latest volume of Harvey Comics Classics: The Harvey Girls. The fun starts at 6:30pm. MoCCA is located at 594 Broadway, in Suite 401. More info online at the museum website. Come by and say hello.


  • Chris Sobieniak

    I already know one Harvey fan who is a little let down Dark Horse couldn’t do a separate volume for each girl, stating good reasons for the trouble.

  • Bill Field

    Hey Great Title! Lotta and Dot finally receive parity with Little Audrey- which is long overdue, considering they were more imaginative as well as more popular- but Audrey’s cartoon shorts seemed to always win influence to give her more acclaim whenever she was mentioned with the other two girls of this trio. Amazing work, once again, on this Harvey Series, congrats to you and Mr. Carbarga!

  • http://tangoland.com Cynthia

    Whoa. Sorry, but Harvey Toons were the worst. I could not WAIT until they were over and we got to the good stuff..i.e. Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Tex Avery. I suppose all genres have their fans, but to this this day I don’t get the appeal.

  • J Lee

    Cynthia — The comic stories are more original than the cartoons, which from 1951-56 were incredibly repetitious on Famous’ continuing series (the stories from 1956-59 are a lot more diverse, but suffer from the cuts in Paramount’s animation budgets).

  • Jason

    Frankly I thought all the Harvey Comics were well-drawn and well-written. As a kid, I was especially fond of Spooky and Nightmare, but I pretty much read all of them. And it’s a pity they don’t really exist anymore as ongoing series. They beat the newer kids stuff – like that crappy Muppets comic – all to heck. There’s a real void out there for GOOD kids’ comics. About the only one I’ve seen that comes close is the Lions, Tigers and Bears series – and it’s been rather inconsistent of late (although basically it’s still a good comic – and it’s CRYING for a big-screen treatment).

  • Killroy McFate

    Plus, Lotta’s morbid obesity makes her relatable to today’s kids.

  • http://www.thepeternetwork.com/forum ThePeterNetwork

    Count me in. I haven’t been to MoCCA since I last volunteered there.

  • NicKramer

    Crappy Muppet comics? Hey I think they’re getting better!