Etrigan and Witchboy, courtesy of James Burns.
Let’s catch up with California based storyboard and comic book artist Howard “Abba” Simpson. Above we have Howard’s personal homage to the unmistakably dynamic design of ‘Kirby Machinery’. Following that is a piece that appeared a couple of years ago in the Dark Horse published, Michael Chabon’s The Escapist.
Riffing on Kirby’s early Romance comics here’s an imaginary Cover for ‘The Fantastic Four Valentine Special‘ created by curator Jason Garrattley.
Always a pleasure to showcase new work from Marc Basile. This time Marc presents a Marvel project that never was but maybe it should have been. Marc writes, “I concocted the cover from some Earl Norem artwork and the storyboard was from Kirby’s stint at Ruby Spears studio, colored to look like storyboard marker art.”
Today marks the 99th 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 this year’s celebrations. Happy Birthday Jack!, your inspiration lives on. Long live The King!
Sunday 28th August marks the 99th 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 –2015, 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 Friday 26th August and please mark your
emails ‘Kirby Portrait Gallery’.
J.A. Fludd works a variation of the classic Kirby-Sinnott cover for Fantastic Four #164, a birthday gift for his British born boyfriend, Karl.
Rik van Niedek‘s latest Kirbyesque creation in colour and black & white.