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01. Charles William Harvey Studio Letterhead (1948-49)

01. Charles William Harvey Studio Letterhead (1948-49)

"I got together with Willie Elder and a guy named Charlie Stern. We were going to be a commercial art studio. First we got ourselves a skylight loft and then we moved to a second-story storefront. We called it the Charles William Harvey Studio and a lot of interesting people ran in and out. It was a kind of gathering place."

-Harvey Kurtzman, The Comics Journal, 1981

"Rene Goscinny was a tenant, Jules Feiffer would come by - and God, how we starved! We did everything but make money. We tried to do a one-for-all, all-for-one business operation, Willie, Charlie and me. No chief, no boss, power equally divided. Three Musketeers. This was my first lesson in business."

-Harvey Kurtzman, The Comics Journal, 1981


"Rene had been gone for about two years when Jack Davis and myself and our wives decided to take a trip to France. Rene met us at the station, and then completely squired us around Paris for a whole week. I couldn't understand how, because the last time I had heard or seen Rene he was the picture of poverty: poverty city. Yet here he was taking us to all of these fancy restaurants. I asked him what his secret was - did he fall into an inheritance? And he took us into the local bookshop, and there were rows of Asterix books. If you don't know Asterix, well, I'm sorry for you."
-Harvey Kurtzman, The Comics Journal, 1987

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