8.5" wide x 11.75" high board (image
area 6.5" x 8.5")
Pen and ink on heavy Bainbridge illustration
From "Goodman Underwater," page
71 in Kitchen Sink Press' 1984 compilation of Goodman Beaver
(out of print but available from Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe).
First appearance was in the May 1962 Help! magazine. Will
Elder did the inks based on Harvey Kurtzman layouts and script.
Goodman is following Lloyd Bridges, star of TV's Sea Hunt
(and father of future film stars Jeff and Beau.) The ocean junk
in this panel reminds us that water pollution was a topic of
satire even forty years ago. Elder's legendary cross-hatching
is particulary outstanding in this finely-detailed page. 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. Tiny spots
of white-out have been applied on the art to simulate water bubbles.
Some thin white-out has been applied to the very edges of the
image where the border has been defined. There are four separate,
mostly small, tape residues and minor pencil notes on the illustration
board outside the image area. When this item is matted and framed
nothing will be invisible except the marvelous cartoon art.