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Elder & Kurtzman Original Art: Goodman Meets S*perm*n * NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE *
HARVEY KURTZMAN & WILL ELDER. Page
102,"Goodman Meets S*perm*n" episode (1962) in Goodman
This is one of five hilarious G.B. stories
that Kurtzman & Elder created for Help! magazine in
the early '60s before Goodman
morphed into "Little Annie Fanny" for Playboy.
In this episode Clark Kent questions why he should save
the world. What's in it for him? On this particular page
a flayed Goodman returns a living creature ---a vicious shark---
thrown on shore by a strange and misanthropic fisherman, who
is actually... Superman! (Note: page number from the Kitchen
Sink Press collection, not an original Help! appearance
or the MacFadden paperback, Executive Comic Book.)
From the estate of Harvey Kurtzman. Comes with a letter of authenticity
Size/medium/condition/price: Written by Kurtzman. Drawn by Elder based on pencil
layouts by Kurtzman. Pen, brush and ink on heavy illustration
board. Board measures 8 3/8" wide x 11 5/8" high. Actual
image is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". The "original"
lettering on all Goodman Beaver art consists of photostats glued
to the board with forty year-old rubber cement. Some light staining
is visible on this lettering.There is a small piece of masking
tape an inch below the image, registration marks, and printer's
handwritten notations outside the image area. All Goodman Beaver
originals have these minor flaws to a lesser or greater degree.
These can be easily eliminated from view by matting the original.
The original comes with a removable acetate overlay (not pictured
here) with large areas blocked in by Elder in red marker. (The
red areas were shot by the printer and converted to a 30% "screen,"
then "double-burned" on to the line art on the film
negatives to create the gray tone area in the published version.)
Exquisite pen and ink and cross-hatching work by Elder. From
the self-described "funniest" work this famous team