Playing catch-up with Dan McDaid.
Marvel meets DC as Orion grapples with the Absorbing Man as a mysterious stranger looks on (clue: it’s Loki).
A plethora of Kirby characters in this recent commission piece.
Celebrating Keith Giffen’s reboot of OMAC, with colours by Kyle Latino.
Kirby-love knows no bounds as demonstrated by Vincent Iadevaia and his New God Tattoos by Myles Karr.
Squeegee that third eye for a gallery of cosmic proportions by Giorgio Comolo, courtesy of Enrico Salvini.
Galactus and the Silver Surfer courtesy of Loston Wallace.
“Here’s a commission I did a while back. This was fun to do because the client asked me to do something interesting. He wanted me to draw them in a style that was a combination of Jack Kirby meets John Buscema! I did my best to merge the two marvel “house” styles of the Silver Age, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive reaction from this piece. The inking is all brush work, done with a #3 Kolinsky Red Sable Raphael brush. It sure was a joy to do, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!”
Presenting another Kirby inspired track from poet/songwriter Angelo Worthy.
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For the chosen few. And it don’t stop. Back once again, yes of course y’all. The Uni-Friend with a burner for your Source Wall. Pick up your Solar Phone. The Caller is on the line. It’s easy to rise and shine after the escape artist breaks all the ties that bind. Beautiful Dreamer, I was born to fly. It’s a miracle I’m still alive. I’m like a Spartan child thrown off the edge of the cliff for his impairments, who grew a pair of Aero Disks and didn’t perish. See me soar in the wind, call me the Air apparent. Child of God, call me the Heir apparent. Birth of a new age, call me the Era parent. Aura shines brightly like the hair of Paris. My special effects are set to Alpha. If I met Omega, I bet I would get a positive outcome. They try to stop me, but I breathe the Apokoliptic mist of Miracles and I’m Scot Free. They wanna see me in an early grave. But my skin is a Jack Kirby page. Heiros Gamos, cause of the stigmata. Cover me with panels of armor like Big Barda.
Angelo Worthy. We’re in the Fourth World. Apokolips, New Genesis. Rise of the New Gods. Sit in the Mobius Chair. Now you’re sailing on the Dimension Winds. The Winds of Infinity! Taaru!!!!!
Sam Hiti recovers Kirby and Giacoia’s Tales of Suspense #78.
Tim Miner channels Kirby through a secession of classic comic strip characters including Hagar, Beetle Bailey, the Family Circus, Nancy and the Katzenjammer Kids. You can find more of Tim’s work (and that of his Daughter Gracie) at the fantastic 5 Minute Marvels blog.
Sersi the Eternal, courtesy of British illustrator Dave Windett. Dave is perhaps best known for his work on a variety of animated characters including Inspector Gadget, Ace Ventura, Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo and Sesame Street. He has also produced educational books, business manuals and comics for the Scandinavian market as well as providing illustrations for everything from magazines and websites to mobile phones, games, and children’s shoes. You can find more of Dave’s work at his website and blog.
Many thanks to Steven Russell Black for contacting Kirby-Vision with the news that the collaborative art project Character Wednesday now has a new home. The blog (previously featured at Ferret Press) has been up and running for a couple of weeks now and the first two characters to find themselves rendered by the collective are Etrigan the Demon and Captain America. Presented below is just a small selection of some of the contributions so far. Be sure to check out the blog for many more.
Steven Russell Black
Classic Kirby covers parodied by Josel Nicolas (art) and Adam David (colour & design) to accompany Carljoe Javier’s book of short stories, Geek Tragedies. The book is a mixture of “realist fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror …zombies, alien-hands, comic book geeks, convention-attending promo girls and an iPod time machine”. You can find out more about the book and the creation of these covers here and here. Geek Tragedies is available for Kindle via Amazon.
Original covers below by Kirby, Ayers and Sinnott.