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Posted: 08 October 2017 at 5:03am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Boy, that's some pitiful transcription in that Comicbeat piece!
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 I'm traveling right now I'm having a lot of trouble with the site but I got a good video of the panel and will post it as soon as I get home. 
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I was able to meet John and he signed my Star Trek book, FF artist edition and a Dark Phoenix TPB I've had since the '80s and carried all through art school.

Thanks for doing this John it means the world to me!
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The panel was like watching two friends have a casual conversation.  The hour went by quickly and I left learning quite a few things I never knew.

At the signing folks in line were passionately discussing the one non-IDW item they wanted to get signed.  It felt like most folks had selected an item that held a significant personal connection.  There were clearly some folks getting an issue of X-Men signed just to increase its value, but they appeared to be in the minority.

I chose the Phoenix - The Untold Story comic to get signed.  I recall my 12 year old self surprised by the content and interview in the book when it came out.  It was my first 'behind the scenes' peak into Marvel and it really opened my eyes to how comic stories are crafted.  Plus the cover rocks!
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Scott thanks for recording the panel, I really look forward to seeing it. 


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The panel was like watching two friends have a casual conversation.

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Friends? We HATE each other!!

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You look like brothers!
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O, for f**k sake!!!!

This from the CBR article on the panel:

"Byrne met [Kirby] twice, both times at San Diego Comic-Con, and he recalled how nervous he was the first time. Byrne had just started drawing Captain America for Marvel, and he was so effusive in praising Kirby, he never really heard what the King said back to him."

NOT what I said. What I SAID was that I was so overwhelmed and tongue-tied I was barely able to ask Kirby for advice on how to handle Cap, and I was so blown away at meeting him I literally do not remember what he said! (Walt described a similar experience from his own first meeting.)

THIS is why I generally resist interviews that require transcription. All that's needed to corrupt what I say is someone who's not really paying attention.

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Great pictures!  I am so sorry to have missed this! 



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JB: This from the CBR article on the panel: "Byrne met [Kirby] twice, both times at San Diego Comic-Con, and he recalled how nervous he was the first time. Byrne had just started drawing Captain America for Marvel, and he was so effusive in praising Kirby, he never really heard what the King said back to him."

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Amateurs.

"Byrne, upon first meeting Kirby, asked his advice on handling Captain America. When Kirby took the time to answer, Byrne wasn't even paying attention. It is unknown how Kirby felt about this encounter, all we do know is that Kirby would meet with JB only once more during his life. After that, no more."

This is exactly the kind of demonstration I do to those that quote political garbage to me. It's ridiculously easy to twist just about anything someone says. If you can't find an unedited transcript of someone saying something, within context, you can't be certain you are getting the correct meaning. And once the lie is out there, it is virtually impossible to correct it. I miss the days when organizations were more concerned with being correct rather than fast in their reporting.
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I'm on my way home now and it will be a couple of days before I get to post it, but I've watched parts of it and it's pretty clear. I kept my phone low (they mentioned several places no videotaping) but you can see John and walt and the audio is pretty clear. 

Does anyone have a suggestion besides just dumping it on my YouTube site?

Also I am assuming John is okay with me posting this?

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Also I am assuming John is okay with me posting this?

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Well, I really wish you hadn't mentioned they asked for no video recording.

Puts me in a position of having no choice but to say no.

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Walt Simonson was a real superhero over the weekend, as usual. Here's a great photo from his signing at the Marvel booth:

“The deal here, for those who don't know what's going on here, is that while Gerry Conway, Louise Simonson, Chris Claremont, and I were signing at the Marvel booth on Sunday, this fan came by. I was doing rapid head sketches for folks, but the Marvel table surface was pretty high, and there was no way he would have been able to see me drawing. I went around the booth and sat on the floor in front of him so he can see the drawing develop. Chris grabbed this shot, and the sketch even came out pretty well. :-)”


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Walt rules.
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Walt doesn't rule.

He friggin' ROCKS.



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It was posted on the screen during the MAD panel before. I never saw it during the Kirby panel, so it could have been their thing not NYCC. Also several staffers saw me videoing and didn't say anything. 

But I do post it I will do it over John's objection. 








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J W Campbell
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What's wrong with you? You did something specifically prohibited, but you figure it's ok because no one stopped you?
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At DC, they had a Green Lantern whose name was Sinestro and nobody thought it was a bad idea.” – John Byrne

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I hope that comment was transcribed correctly because it's hilarious!
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Walt...what a classy chap!
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Reading the articles linked here.... did Walt Simonson really say Vince Colletta is his favorite Kirby inker on THOR?? I'm a bit shocked.

Would love to see a full transcript (properly done.). Bummed that I missed
this panel as I attended NYCC only Saturday and Sunday.

-C!


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Same here, Charles. Would've loved to see the video too but I had no idea they asked people not to film the discussion. Wondering if there was a particular reason for that as JB didn't seem to mind it and I've seen lots of videos of other panels (including a short one of the JB and Walt panel posted elsewhere). A video would certainly beat bad transcriptions.
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Most venues have some sort of boilerplate prohibition against recording on their premises. You'll even usually find one in the small print for performers who overtly encourage fan recordings. It's likely easier for the Con to leave signs up for the panels where the participants do care than try to enforce on a case by case basis. The Con organizers may possibly want to maintain a degree of exclusivity over their events, but without a copyright claim I don't think there's a credible legal prohibition from sharing a fan video on social media; it's really a matter of courtesy.

Scott is likely correct the staff would have asked him to stop recording if it was a concern for that particular panel. This is exactly the kind of situation that Napoleon Complexes are built on.


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Nice to see pics of this panel. Walt and JB look like they had a ball. Like a few others here, I'd love to see an accurate transcription of this panel.
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They finally posted the Syfy interview with JB and Walt, but for some reason I can't get it to play. Very frustrating. May try a different browser to see if that works. 

http://www.syfy.com/videos/john-byrne-and-walt-simonson-talk -jack-kirby-and-how-marvel-should-handle-fantastic-four

Edit: Finally got it to play in IE (didn't work in Chrome). What a great short interview with two comic book greats!


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Thank you for posting this information. Made me smile from start to finish. What a wonderful interview.
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