Princeton, WI: Kitchen Sink Press, 1986. First Kitchen Sink Press Edition. INSCRIBED "Pretty Wild Stuff for Stanley Simon. H. Kurtz [with a little drawing of a stick person]". Tall 8vo. 140 pp. Introduction by Art Spiegelman. Color illustrated glossy boards in fine condition, as issued without dustjacket. Listed #26 on The Comic Journal's Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century. Item #21464
(or) Up from the Apes! (and right back down) In Which Are Described In Words And Pictures Businessmen, Private Eyes, Cowboys, And Other Heros. All Exhibiting [The Progress of Man] From the Darkness of the Cave into the LIght of Civilization by means of Television Wide Screen Movies The StoneAxe and other useful arts. Harvey Kurtzman (1924 – 1993) was an American cartoonist and editor. His best-known work includes creating, writing and editing the parodic comic book "Mad" from 1952 until 1956, and writing the Little Annie Fanny strips in Playboy from 1962 until 1988. His work is noted for its satire and parody of popular culture, social critique, and attention to detail. Kurtzman's working method has been likened to that of an auteur, and he expected those who illustrated his stories to follow his layouts strictly. - wiki.