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2001: A Space Odyssey, Treasury Edition, Page 72

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Ferran Delgado's picture
Posted by: Ferran Delgado | November 20, 2010

Pencils

In the Kirby Museum there is a gallery with almost all the pencils of the 2001 Treasury edition.

Here there's the pencils of this page, which was very hard to ink:
http://kirbymuseum.org/gallery/v/1976+-+2001+A+Space+Odyssey/Treasury/20...

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Posted by: patrick ford | December 20, 2011

Reminds Me

Looking at the pencils I'm reminded of the DC Omnibus which reprints all of Kirby's 50's science fiction shorts. Many of those feature Kirby using very finely detailed cross-hatching like you see in the pencils linked to by Ferran.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZamSC9DM6sM/TbrZ3R4NEjI/AAAAAAAAQfQ/lDckGA7QWG...
http://kirbymuseum.org/gallery/v/1976+-+2001+A+Space+Odyssey/Treasury/20...

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Posted by: John S. (not verified) | February 25, 2011

Final Panel

I thought something looked different about this page of original art...and when I compared it to the printed version, my suspicion was confirmed. Jack's final panel has been completely eliminated in the printed book, with the last shot of the Star-Child extended to fill the entire width of the page. It's interesting to see, from Kirby's original blurb, just how far ahead he had things planned out, as "Beast Killer" was indeed the star of the first issue of the monthly 2001 comic book.

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