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Fantastic Four, Issue 64, Cover

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Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | September 23, 2010

Double dream teams !

I like it when Mr Sinnott's inking is so faithful to Kirby's pencils.

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Posted by: Artistram3d1 | July 20, 2011

Joltin' Joe

Geez, I've seen lots of artists' work decline over the years, but man, Joe's stuff seems to have gotten tighter and slicker!

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Posted by: albabe | January 6, 2012

Really Sharp!!!

Nice Joe!!!!

Erik! Put a link to your cool version of this that you did for John Morrow!

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Posted by: Tom Kraft | January 6, 2012

Re: Really Sharp

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.

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Posted by: Erik Larsen | January 7, 2012

Remind me when you're around and I'll bring it along.

John Morrow used it as a Jack Kirby Collector cover. I'm no Joe Sinnott.

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Posted by: Krackles | January 7, 2012

Not your regular Joe…

… 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?

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Posted by: Krackles | January 7, 2012

Recreation is fun

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?

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Posted by: Tom Kraft | January 7, 2012

Re: Recreation is fun

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.

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Posted by: haze54 | February 25, 2012

You still got it!

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.

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Posted by: albabe | February 27, 2012

Hey Haze54:

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.

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Posted by: Andrez | September 20, 2013

Yep.

This was the period when Joe was really flying with his work on Jack's pencils.

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Posted by: Erik Larsen | September 20, 2013

This...wasn't...

This particular image is a new creation--Joe inked it recently. It wasn't inked during his time on the book.

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Posted by: Frank Fosco | September 20, 2013

re:This...wasn't...

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.

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Posted by: Erik Larsen | September 20, 2013

I think Tom scanned it already...

If I'm not mistaken. I don't have it uploaded anywhere.

Andrez's picture
Posted by: Andrez | September 20, 2013

Sorry, Erik

...I was referring to the period (mid to late '60s), not the artwork above. ;)

kc's picture
Posted by: kc (not verified) | September 20, 2013

FF 64

Now THAT's a cover!!!
FAR SUPERIOR to the original

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | September 21, 2013

To be fair though, as nice as

To be fair though, as nice as the rejected version is, I do prefer the published version.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | September 21, 2013

Well?

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.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | September 22, 2013

I know Tom is a very busy guy

I know Tom is a very busy guy and stuff happens--such as the NEW Kirby site in the works. Looking forward to that.

kc's picture
Posted by: kc (not verified) | September 22, 2013

FF 64 'rejceted cover'

Now THAT is the way Kirby's work SHOULD be presented!!!

MY GAWD!!!

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | September 22, 2013

re:This...wasn't...

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

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Posted by: Krackles | October 27, 2013

More Rows of Scans

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!

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