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Category: 12 From Storage


I came across a few miscellaneous pictures….

Visiting the family home in suburban Pittsburgh around my birthday, 1985. I’m the taller one. My sister Carol hooked that rug hanging on the wall.
(JayJay here – He’s 6′ 7 1/2″ in case you’re wondering.)

Portrait of Jim Shooter by Bill Sienkiewicz

Because you demanded it! Jim took pictures today of the portrait Bill painted for him using his new iPhone’s camera. Pardon the reflections of the kitchen in the the glass.

Jack Kirby Drawing of Captain America

My giant Jack Kirby drawing. Mentioned in Reminiscing About Jack Kirby.

Signature and dedication.

Sorry about the shadows and reflections.  The photos would be better if JayJay had taken them, but I had to post these today, on Flag Day.

The Merry Marvel Marching Society

I found these the other day.

Thanks to my charmingly pack-ratty mother, my Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kits survived the ages. That’s her writing on the envelope of the first membership kit.

The first time I signed up for the M.M.M.S. was in 1964, at the age of 12. Later Marvel offered a second membership kit. Had to have it. That would have been in 1966 or 1967. Anybody know for sure when the second kit was offered? Anyway, by that time I was a regular writer for DC.

So, I was an M.M.M.S. member in good standing while working for Mort, which posed a grave danger….

A Letter From Curt Swan

I came across this yesterday. It’s the first letter I ever received from Curt Swan, hand written on a 14×16″ piece of vellum. What a wonderful letter, what a brilliant artist, what a great man.  

P.S. Check out how neat the lettering is.  : ) 

(Click on the letter for a more satisfyingly large image)

Archie Goodwin Bares All

JayJay Here. Back in the Marvel days Jim frequently would give a gift box of Godiva chocolates to people for their birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It was a popular gift with the staff and even more popular when the recipient shared! One year Archie Goodwin made the birthday card below for Jim.


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