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ken bastard's picture
Posted by: ken bastard | August 26, 2011

Blue Lines

I find it interesting (and only us Kirby Freaks would) that Jack often drew on the back side of the pre-printed bristol board that I'm assuming Marvel gave him. I wonder why.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 26, 2011

re:Blue Lines

The blue line side was configured for regular comics while the Treasury edition's page proportions are different and tabloid size. They probably didn't have blue line for treasury pages. That's why Jack drew on the other side of the board.

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Posted by: patrick ford | August 26, 2011

I seem to recall Mark Evanier

I seem to recall Mark Evanier mentioning someplace that Kirby drew on the verso of the Marvel art board because he preferred the texture of the paper on the backside.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 27, 2011

Tabloid size oppose to comic size

That may be about the texture--but the dimensions for the treasury were slightly wider and the length about a quarter inch shorter for the print dimensions. I think that Jack didn't want that blue line out of sink with the page layout. The blue line would have been inside the artwork left and right and a quarter inch short from the blue line at the bottom.

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Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 27, 2011

Also take note...

...when Jack did the regular comic of 2001 in the same year of 1976 as the treasury edition, he is using the blue line side, the correct page dimensions for the monthly comic.

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