This page was published in the Jack Kirby Collector, issue 42, page 18, Spring 2005.
I like it when Mr Sinnott's inking is so faithful to Kirby's pencils.
Geez, I've seen lots of artists' work decline over the years, but man, Joe's stuff seems to have gotten tighter and slicker!
Erik! Put a link to your cool version of this that you did for John Morrow!
Erik if you can send me or if you have the original I can scan, I'd love to add this to the creations section...just saying.
John Morrow used it as a Jack Kirby Collector cover. I'm no Joe Sinnott.
… but a pretty good job!
TJKC #33 for the 40th anniversary of the Fantastic Four!
Ain't it sweet to play along with the King?
How many of these recreated pages do you own Tom? Something like 2 dozens?
Did you play with the idea of publishing them nicely packaged with full sized Kirby's pencils next to the recreated art?
I've commissioned 31 creations and 6 recreations.
I have thought about a book with comparisons but it would be near impossible to publish. Assuming I could get permission from DC and Marvel, they would require a fee or percentage of sales. It probably would even break even.
The only other option is for a publishing company like IDW to pick it up but the audience is so small that it wouldn't be worth their while.
Beautiful! I wish it hadn't taken me so many years to finally get a copy of Joe's LIFE STORY OF THE BEATLES (Dell) comic from back in the heyday of Beatlemania. I got one about 20 years ago and then upgraded. Joe did all the art and the likenesses are amazing! A great example of how great an overall artist he is.
I'm curious how much help Joe had on the Beatles Issue. I've heard from folks like Mark Evanier that Joe didn't Pencil The old Journey Into Mystery's that he had credit for. I've heard that he farmed it out and then Inked it.
This is pretty much the way a lot of older Strip and Comic Artists worked. A lot of them considered the final line on the page to be the Important part. And no matter the Pencils, they would transform the Art into their own.
This was the period when Joe was really flying with his work on Jack's pencils.
This particular image is a new creation--Joe inked it recently. It wasn't inked during his time on the book.
It was a rejected cover. For what?--who knows why.
Erik won't tell you but I will. Erik inked the pencils to this for the cover of The Jack Kirby Collector #33. Nicely done by him if I may say so. Do you have the inked version, Erik? You should link it. Tom could hook you up.
If I'm not mistaken. I don't have it uploaded anywhere.
...I was referring to the period (mid to late '60s), not the artwork above. ;)
Now THAT's a cover!!!
FAR SUPERIOR to the original
To be fair though, as nice as the rejected version is, I do prefer the published version.
Posted by: Tom Kraft | January 6, 2012
Re: Really Sharp
Tom said, "Erik if you can send me or if you have the original I can scan, I'd love to add this to the creations section...just saying."
This is close to 2 years ago.
I know Tom is a very busy guy and stuff happens--such as the NEW Kirby site in the works. Looking forward to that.
Now THAT is the way Kirby's work SHOULD be presented!!!
Hi guys, Sorry, I don't have the inked version Erik did. I suppose I can reach out to John Morrow and see if he has a scan...Tom
Shouldn't Erik scan his own art before sending for publication?
It's not safe out there, ask Neal Adams or even Erik about it!