New God Virman Vundabar, courtesy of James Burns.
Two new Kirby recreations from the brush of Doug Hazlewood.
Doug Writes: “Here are two more recent Kirby recreations. The title splash to TALES TO ASTONISH #13 and the cover to the same issue. This was the first appearance of Groot! The splash was by Kirby and Ayers. I wasn’t sure about the cover (as the rendering on Groot is certainly more detailed/textured), but it has been attributed to Kirby and Ditko most recently. Most of the people are so small it is hard to see Ditko in them, but I guess that explains the difference between the cover look of Groot and on the splash. Both were inked over printed bluelines with most of the lettering ‘held’ in black and then the lettering is touched up with India ink. I had to work from a scan of the comic for the cover recreation and upgrade some of the lettering (like the logo) since I could not drain/bleach everything out in Photoshop perfectly”.
A host of Kirby recreations courtesy of French web designer Michel Ravey.
To discover the illustration process behind Michel’s recreations, click on each of the Kirby
Today marks the 97th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s Birthday celebration. And of course a huge thank you to Jack Kirby for his continuing inspiration.
Long live The King!
Robert Hack inks Jack Kirby “…for fun”.
Robert’s artwork has graced the covers of IDW’s Doctor Who and The X-Files: Year Zero. He was recently announced as the artist for the forthcoming Archie Comics title, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. You can find more from Robert, including a plethora of pulp and science fiction homages, at his website, Tumblr and DeviantArt page.
Thursday 28th August marks the 97th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby. To celebrate
the occasion, Kirby-Vision would like to invite all of our readers to contribute to our annual
Birthday Portrait Gallery.
As you can see from our previous galleries – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 – there’s a lot
of love out there for ‘The King of Comics’ and everyone who has contributed in the past has excelled themselves with their tributes.
If you would like to contribute to this years’ gallery please send your artwork to the usual
address. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 26th August and please mark your emails ‘Kirby Portrait Gallery’.
Javier Hernandez contributes this portrait of ‘The King’ which he sketched while watching a Kirby interview on YouTube. Los Angeles based Javier is the creator of El Muerto, The Coma and Weapon Tex-Mex which he publishes under his own imprint Los Comex. He teaches comicbook workshops in schools and libraries throughout LA and is the co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo. You can find more of Javier’s work at his blog – here.
Renato Stevanato brings us his rendition of “The Strangest Superheroes of all” (currently starring at a multiplex near you).
Marc Basile treats us yet again with a trio of Inhuman pin-ups. Marvel Masterworks indeed!