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Elder & Kurtzman Original Art: Goodman Beaver Underwater p.80 * NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE *
HARVEY KURTZMAN & WILL ELDER. Page
80, "Goodman Underwater" 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 Cold War parody of the
TV show Sea Hunt, Goodman is underwater with Mr. Nelson
(the lead Lloyd Bridges character) inside a secret Russian hide-out.
(Note: page number is from the Kitchen Sink Press collection,
not Help! or the MacFadden paperback, Executive Comic
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 underwater area on the published
panel.) Exquisite pen and ink work by Elder from the self-described
"funniest" work this famous team ever created. Note
the numerous Elder sight gag in the background and magnificent