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    Tom Wood Elmer Elephant Preliminary Drawing for Good Housekeeping (Walt Disney, 1936). Tom Wood (1887 - 1940) was a staff artist with Disney Publicity Art Department and from 1934 and 1940, he created promotional comics based on Disney cartoons for the women's magazine Good Housekeeping. The February 1936 edition featured an illustrated synopsis of Disney's Silly Symphony Elmer Elephant which was reprinted on page 83 of the 2005 book Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse. Presented here is an original preliminary drawing by Mr. Wood for that illustration. It features Elmer being teased by a young hippo and tiger and a near identical image with only minor revisions appears in the upper right corner of the final published piece. This remarkably detailed pre-publicity drawing measures 7.5' x 5.5" on trimmed 12 field paper. Original art by Tom Wood is highly sought after by collectors for its exacting detail and composition. The paper has a light fold crease through the center, toning from a previous framing. There are two pieces of tape on the revers upper corners. Condition is Very Good.


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