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Elder & Kurtzman Original Art: Goodman Beaver Tarzan/Jane

Elder & Kurtzman Original Art: Goodman Beaver Tarzan/Jane
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    "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!