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 – 2014, 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 Wednesday 26th August and please mark your emails ‘Kirby Portrait Gallery’.
Marc Basile – ‘NUFF SAID!
Ballpoint pen drawings courtesy of Nevada based artist, Gilbert Leiker.
You can find more of Gilbert’s work at his blog and DeviantArt page.
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”.
Rick Baiker inks and digitally colours Thor from original Kirby pencils.
Oliver Hudson shares two recent commissions based on well-known Kirby covers.
Rick Baiker inks original Kirby pencils.
Rick writes: “I took a stab at inking a Kirby piece. I have always liked the way Jack “couldn’t” draw Spider-man, and the unique look he brought to the character.”
Renato Stevanato pays tribute to the ‘King of Comics’ on the anniversary of his death 21 years ago today.
The festive season is almost upon us and to celebrate Kirby-Vision is proud to present some illustrative gifts from regular contributors Marc Basille (above) and Renato Stevanato. Happy Holidays folks!
The Thing rocks in clay courtesy of John Catania. John writes:
“The Thing has always been my favorite comic book hero and I decided I wanted to try to sculpt him. Here is the finished product. I used hanger wire and some tape to create a pose then some aluminum foil to add bulk and then I used Sculpy clay over that. This is the first sculpt I’ve ever done and I thought it came out pretty well”.