"Goodman, Tarzan and Jane" ---
Final Page 41 (1961 and 1962)
8.5" wide x 11" high board (image
6.75" wide x 8.75" high)
Pen and ink on Craftint Singletone paper.
From "Goodman Meets T*rz*n," page
41 in Kitchen Sink Press' 1984 compilation of Goodman Beaver
[out of print available here ---Steve Krupp]. The first appearance
was in the September 1961 Help! magazine. Will Elder did
the inks based on Harvey Kurtzman layouts and script. The topless
Jane was pretty hot stuff in 1961. This drawing on Craftint Singletone
paper was pasted on to a heavy illustration board. The bottom
1/3 of the page has been added to the version that first appeared
in Help!, as explained on page 13 of the KSP compilation.
This was done to conform to the new proportions of the Executive's
Comic Book, a 1962 "pocket book" reprint from McFadden
(this is page 67 from that book). Consequently there is a horizontal
cut line where Elder has painstakingly spliced the new lower
section to the pre-existing panel. There is also a small barely
noticeable paste-over where Elder replaced Goodman's "monkey-like"
face (from the first appearance in Help!) to the more
human and "lovable" face here (see page 14 of KSP book
for details). Very light staining around a couple edges and portions
of the cut line. Several page notations on the illustration board
outside the image area. Otherwise a superb example from the first
of the five historic Goodman Beaver adventures in Help!