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Any educated suggestions on who inked this unpublished cover? Simon? Meskin?
This is a tough one. Again, the KIRBY CHECKLIST says Kirby himself. Maybe, maybe not. Possibly both Kirby and Joe Simon. Someone call Harry!
Kirby is as good a candidate as one can be.
He had some flair but didn't bother too much with clean regular lines.
Amazing page Tom.
As a matter of fact, each of the latest entries (FF, TOS, Fowholes…) has been nothing but amazing!
I can only guess how much fun it is to discover all these great pages coming in to be scanned.
Thanks a lot, lucky guy!
Glad you like them all. Been a busy weekend adding pages and a new members section. This page is thanks to Rand Hoppe of the Kirby Museum. We both scan for the archive project and we exchanged files at the SDCCI a couple of weeks ago.
I do have fun scanning all this incredible art that I'd never be able to afford. For 5 minutes I get to hold it in my hands and look at it, assuming of course I have the time to do that. Many times I'm under the gun to scan as fast as I can and get the art back to the dealer or collector.
There's another TomKraft in the members page?
Did you finally clone yourself to speed up Wik publishing?
Plus, I have to confess, I got the best nickname & avatar, lol
Yes 2 is better than one. I needed a second account for testing as a non-administrator. I should rename the account and take the photo off so theres no confusion.
...you stuck in a new avatar of yourself.
Yeah, because I look so great that, from now on, I want to share with all of you as many pics of me as possible.
Still the same, still new, still the best looking from here to Yancee Street!
...even if he still don't know how ta spell "Yancy Street"!
It hangs in my studio, for the most part, this beautiful illustration has NOT been in circulation for over a decade! It was purchased in 1997 in a deal brokered by reknown Kirby historian & publisher Greg Theakson , but stolen not long after. 10 years later, it "appeared" on an art dealer's website and was returned through the efforts of my longtime friend, artist and producer, Denys Cowan , who negotiated it's return along with pages of his own stolen art ( taken at same time by same person) that the art dealer also had posted on his site, and "graciously" sold back to Denys .Who returned it to me, last April. (Thank you Mr. C, You have our GRATITUDE!!!)
Page is in excellent shape, with some yellowing, but displays great and a FANTASTIC piece of work. The image does NOT do the art justice.The page has been custom framed in very protective UV glass, acid free, and is double sealed under an acid free protective sleve. Pure vintage Jack Kirby art. As I understand it, this was his favorite genre. It's a self contained illustration, not a single page from a longer story...the only place it saw print was a B & W proof that saw print in the Jack Kirby checklist Vol 2, published by Eclipse in the late 1980s, and in color as part of a small Jack Kirby trading card set in the early 90's. There are NOT many unpublished pieces by Mr. Kirby , of this caliber, out there.