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Any chance of placing all the collage work in a sub-category of it's own in addition to grouping it with the various books it comes from.
Hi Patrick, I set up the gallery as a sortable archive of all types of art. For example in the Gallery Art by Page view there are filters at the top of the page for "Art Type." There you can chose "Collage." Here are the results of filtering all the collages: http://bit.ly/jgH6JE.
Thanks Tom, Hopefully the selection will grow by leaps and bounds.
I have been told Glen David Gold is working on a book which is intended to collect Kirby's personal paintings, drawings, and collage work.
Tom, That is a very nice search feature. What would you think of adding another search specific to Kirby's colour work?
Patrick, love Jack's color work mostly from the Golden Age. Not sure how it would incorporate it on this site since its focused on the original art (pen and ink) and not the end published, colour, printed book. Only way I can see it working is on the original art that was colored by Jack there was a tab for the color version since he coloured it for publication. This however would require scans of the original comics and unfortunately my comic book stash doesn't include many Golden Age comics...
From a strictly credit point of view, I could add the colorist for all the art on the site however I want to focus on the pencils and inking of the page before it was color. Essentially, what remains, the original art board. Does that make senses?
Tom, It's hand-coloured original art I'm thinking of. At this point that may be only the Boy's Ranch spread.
As you add more pages which Kirby coloured it would be able locate all of them with a search.
Since the color is produced on the original art, yes that makes sense to include. I would add a credit for "Colors" or something like that. It could then be tagged and added to the search criterial. Right now I can think of the Boy's Ranch spread you mention and the Spirit World #1 collage spread as hand painted but when there is more I'll add it.
Sounds good Tom. Do you have what it would take to scan some of the very large color paintings, and collage works Jack created?
Harry Mendryk recently pointed out Kirby enjoyed colouring so much he hand-coloured several pages of John Severin original art which Joe Simon had given him.
Yes I have one of the best large format scanners available, the Epson 10000xl. For larger art I scan in sections and later piece it together. All twice-up art is done this way. Always seeking any Kirby art to scan, I'll be at the SDCC and go to many of the major shows, with scanner, throughout the year.