Where is this from??!!? Please tell - I've never seen that image from Kirby.
Found it! Pretty much what I recalled, but the date by Jack threw me off. That's all explained over at Heritage Auctions, where the piece is now for sale
I honestly don't recall where it's from, but I remember something about Michael Thibodeaux--maybe a picture given to him as an inking try-out? Something like that, but Michael himself has an awesome web presence (Genesis West), and you may be able to get info from "the horse's mouth." Sorry I can't be more help