On History: Kirby's Pencil

By | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Leave a Comment
There are a variety of artifacts in/around comics that, despite not being comics themselves, could be considered true artifacts of the industry. The original check to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for Superman, for example. Wendy Pini's pre-ElfQuest Red Sonja costume might be another. Surely, Jack Kirby's drawing pencil would qualify, right?

As it turns out, Joe Field of Flying Colors has a story with a bit of a mystery about exactly that...
I don't know that this was Jack's last pencil -- Dan Fraga says he got one directly from Jack wife, Roz -- and even if it were, it certainly wouldn't have any mythical qualities about it, regardless of what Jack drew with it. But it is an appropriate way to honor the man who spent so many decades firing the imaginations of so many people with a simple tool exactly like this.
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