"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.