Ho, ho, ho. There’s just two more sleeps until December 25th and to celebrate we present two illustrative gems to fill up your stocking. First up Marc Basile reminds us of the old adage, “A super-teleportation-canine is for life and not just for Christmas”. And below, Renato Stevanato envisions the emotional stress a game of musical chairs may have on one Bruce Banner.
Inhumans Crystal and Lockjaw plus arch-fiend Arnim Zola – Two fabulous new Kirby tributes courtesy of James Burns.
The Inhumans (well some of them at least) courtesy of James Burns.
Just a small selection of the Kirby character sketchcards that New York based artist Cory Smith has been posting over at his Twitpic gallery. Cory took up a daily sketch challenge in June of last year and has notched up an impressive 168 cards so far. The full gallery, as it stands, can be found here and you can find more of cory’s work at his blog and DeviantArt page.
A big Kirby-Vision thanks goes out to Travis Ellisor for the link to Cory’s Gallery.
Rittenhouse Artist Return card by Texan illustrator/graphic designer Cal Slayton. Cal is best known for the hit indie series Shades of Blue. His artwork has also been seen in Dead@17 Rough Cut, Super Hero Happy Hour, Digital Webbing Presents amongst others. He is currently working on the creator owned series, Spookytown. More of cal’s work can be found at his blog and DeviantArt page.
The Inhuman’s Medusa and Crystal courtesy of Ronnie Del Carmen. Ronnie currently works for Pixar Animation Studios where he recently story supervised the award winning feature, Up and directed the accompanying short film, Dug’s Special Mission. His other animation credits as a designer, storyboard and story artist include WALL-E, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Batman: The Animated Series. Ronnie also produces the self published comic book, Paper Biscuit. You can find more of Ronnie’s exquisite artwork at his blog and website.
Marc Basile re-imagines the classic Kirby pin-up from ‘Fantastic Four Special #5’. Marc hails from New Jersey and is a professor at Sussex County Community College where he teaches digital illustration and graphic design.