Happy Birthday Jack!

Today marks the 98th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.

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Ghen Martin is a Spanish illustrator and graphic designer, and at the same time a great, great fan of Jack Kirby’s art. You can know more about his comic book projects and work on his website here.

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Dale Martin

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Peder Riis

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Joel Gahr

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Rick Baiker

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Lanc Godwin

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Jim Engel

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Jason Garrattley

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James Burns

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Graziano Donati

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Jim Stewart

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Joe Zierman & Derek Langille

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EXTRA BIRTHDAY TREAT!! – Kirby-Vision recommends – kirbyans – a Kirby tribute blog coordinated by Daniel featuring a wealth of Brazilian artists.

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Michael Adams

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Renato Stevanato

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Marc Basile

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!

 

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The very gracious Shannon Slayton got in touch with Kirby-Vision and offered to share some of the Kirby portraits she has commissioned from artists over the past few years. Many thanks Shannon, we are privileged to present your awesome gallery.

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J.K. Woodward

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Steve Rude

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Joe Sinnott

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Andrew Maclean

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Terry Beatty

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Tom Scioli

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Thomas Boatright

Hulk Smash!

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The Incredible Hulk – courtesy of Rick Baiker.
Rick writes: “I’ve been having fun inking Jack with a simple fine point marker. It really makes me appreciate the work Jack’s classic inkers have brought to his work. Even Vince. He has a very deft touch at feathering some of Jack’s hard line. Excellent brush technique. Keep in mind this is from a scan on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. Would like to try it in original size some day”.

The Great Destroyer

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Aztec/Mayan inspired Galactus and Silver Surfer by Salt Lake City based Artist Matt Page.
Matt is a huge Galactus fan who regularly writes about “The hunger that does not cease” at his tribute blog – When Calls Galactus. You can find more of Matt’s work at his website here.

The Mighty Thor

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The Mighty Thor – inks & colors over original Kirby pencils, courtesy of Jim Engel.

Destroy Bristol

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Below: Omac traced & inked by David from original Kirby pencils.

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Savage Conquest

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Chris Faccone‘s Kirbyesque character designs for the creator owned Savage Conquest.
To see more from Chris, be sure to visit his website, Facebook and DeviantArt pages.

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Contribute to Jack Kirby’s 98th Birthday Portrait Gallery

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Friday 28th August marks the 98th 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 – 20142013201220112010 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 Wednesday 26th August and please mark your emails ‘Kirby Portrait Gallery’.

Thank you.

Bring on the Bad Guys

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Marc Basile – ‘NUFF SAID!

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Ballpoint pen drawings courtesy of Nevada based artist, Gilbert Leiker.
You can find more of Gilbert’s work at his blog and DeviantArt page.

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The Inhumans by Layron DeJarnette

Gorgon, Karnak, Medusa, Triton and Black Bolt courtesy of Layron DeJarnette.
Layron writes: “The illustration is of “The Inhumans” which is based on a sketch card I did for Upper Deck’s Marvel Premier trading card series.  I gave it a retro look by adding dot screens, textured paper and color tints in Photoshop”.