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18. Humbug Envelope (1957-58)

18. Humbug Envelope (1957-58)

"We had this talent pool. We had a meeting in the office. All the guys were gathered around. And Arnold Roth, who is a dear, sweet fellow... he was the only one who came up with an optimistic attitude. He'd brought a bottle of Scotch, and we all ended on a happy note where we all somehow... we talked ourselves into a very foolish thing, which was an artists' magazine: a union of artists to turn out their own magazine. We formed a corporation. All of us chipped in money, and we went into the publishing business, which artists should never, never do, for the simple reason that they just lose sight of the practical considerations of business survival. Art becomes everything and the marketplace becomes secondary. Or, the problems of the marketplace become secondary. Yeah, that was Humbug."

-Harvey Kurtzman, Rogue Magazine, Dec 1965

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