Oh, hey there, Jack Kirby from 1979.

§ March 2nd, 2013 § Filed under jack kirby § 9 Comments

So back in 1979, pal Cully (whom you’ve probably seen popping up in my comments sections now and again) met Jack Kirby, and got both a sketch from, and a photo with, the King. A number of years back Cully brought his framed photo ‘n’ drawing to the shop, where we had it on display. Cully took ‘em back home long before I ever started this weblog, or even had access to a scanner, probably, so I never had those pics to show off on the site. I kept meaning to ask him about them in order to post ‘em up here, but, you know, stuff happens and it eventually slipped my mind…

…until Cully told me on Friday “oh, hey, my photo with Jack and my sketch are on my Facebook,” which at long last has given me a reason to log back into Facebook, finally. …Boy, those sure are a lot of notifications. Er, anyway…now, with Cully’s kind permission, here’s that photo of Jack ‘n’ Cully, and the sketch that resulted from that momentous meeting:


That’s a great shot of Jack, and for those of us who have known Cully for a long time, it’s fun to see a picture of him in the full head of hair blossom of youth.

Thanks again, Cully, for letting me show those swell images on my site!

9 Responses to “Oh, hey there, Jack Kirby from 1979.”

  • Nate says:

    Oh man. A personalized sketch of Cap from Kirby. I am jealous.

  • Sarah says:

    I know, right? It makes me smile just to think about how over-the-moon the young Cully must have been to get that.

  • ExistentialMan says:

    Jack Kirby and young fan Cully is the best image I’ve seen online in a long time. Makes me smile from ear to ear.

  • Robert in New Orleans says:

    THIS is what comics are really about! What a nice man Jack must’ve been.

  • Yobgod says:

    Plus the clothes -totally- authenticate it as properly period!

    I remember those collars… *shudder*

    Seriously, that is one of the nicest sets of memorabilia I have seen. Very earnest and heartfelt.

  • swamp mark says:

    Simply awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love how they made Kirby wear a guest ribbon.I guess he hadn’t reached god status yet.

  • Jack says:

    There needs to be a new color for the envy I feel for this guy. A photo with Kirby AND a sketch?! Wow.

  • Snark Shark says:

    Kirby has a nametag- like we don’t know who he is!

  • Casie says:

    This is so cool! :)