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Elder & Kurtzman Original Art: Goodman Beaver as Brando

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Elder & Kurtzman Original Art: Goodman Beaver as Brando
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    "Goodman Beaver as Marlon Brando" --- Page 146 (1962)

    8" wide x 9.25" high board. (Image area 4.25" wide x 6" high)

    Pen & ink on heavy illustration board.

    From "Goodman Gets a Gun," which originally appeared in the November 1962 Help! magazine. Will Elder inks, Harvey Kurtzman layouts and script. This was the last of the five "Goodman Beaver" adventures in Help! because in October 1962 Kurtzman & Elder's long-running "Little Annie Fanny" feature began appearing in Playboy and Help! soon fell by the wayside. (See the introduction to Volume 1 of Dark Horse's Little Annie Fanny collection for the full explanation of how Goodman in fact morphed into Annie.) In this particular panel Goodman is assuming a 1950's Marlon Brando pose. The woman on the ground is a caricature of actress Elizabeth Taylor. This is page 146 in Kitchen Sink Press' 1984 Goodman Beaver collection (also available from Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe). There is some discoloration on the photostat lettering in balloon one and slight glue residue in the 2nd balloon where the text is missing. The panel is surrounded on three sides by white masking tape. This original comes with Elder's original hand-drawn overlay (not shown here) which indicated to the printer where to apply the 30% gray tone that appears in the published version. There is some very light staining and some pencil notations on the the illustration board outside the image area, but the drawing itself is clean and virtually flawless. There are very small touch-up spots with white-out that are barely noticeable. Would look great matted and framed.

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