Happy Birthday Jack!

Today marks the 96th 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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Ashley Holt

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Mike Sullivan

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Jorge Freire

Jack and thecrackle machine

Lanc Godwin

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Kenn Thomas

Jack Kirby-The Man Who Would Be KING!!!

Steven John Vasquez

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Peder Riis

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Craig Peters
Craig writes, “I’m more a writer than an artist, so I took one of my favorite pieces of Jack’s work and … well, rewrote it.” – Click Image to enlarge.

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Jason Garrattley

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Derek Langille
For an extra visual treat check out Derek’s Flickr collection of 165 Kirby Double-page spreads.

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J.A. Fludd

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James Burns

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Marc Basile

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Brendan Tobin

Also joining in the Birthday celebrations with non-portrait pieces:

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Jeff McKenzie

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Volker Stieber

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Les White

And finally, Italian Renato Stevanato gifted not one but five portraits which will form part of his own celebratory post at his blog, cartoonstherapy.

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jack e monster

jack e demon

jack space

A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s Birthday celebration, making it our biggest portrait gallery ever. And of course a huge thank you goes out to Jack Kirby for his continuing inspiration. Long live The King!

 

 

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