You may have noticed...or not, that I haven't posted any new pages nor did my WiKpiks this weekend...because it was a ScanFest weekend!!!
Thanks to curator Rand Hoppe of the Jack Kirby Museum and the Kirby family for loaning Jack Kirby's photocopies, this weekend we continued our second weekend of archiving Jack Kirby's over 7,000 pages of pencil photocopies.
With 2 large format, professional scanners, we archived, in digital negative format, 855 pages of pencil photocopies. Add this to the 728 previously archived pages and you get 1,583 total pages. There remains about another 6,000 pages to archive!
Key titles archived included Kamandi, Hunger Dogs, New Gods 12, Jack Kirby's New Gods #6, Jimmy Olsen, Mister Miracle, Captain America and Forever People. A nice find was an unused page to The Forever People issue 8 (as a halftone negative) where "Vykin the Black" is referred to also being "The Sonic Hammer" (see image left). I never heard that one before, have you?
Our efforts to build the photocopy archive will further the Museum's mission to study the works of Jack Kirby and for What if Kirby, a resource to study and compare Jack Kirby's pencils to inks.