Kirby-Vision would like to wish each and everyone of our readers the very best for the holiday season. To celebrate, and to take us into the new year, we’d like to present a mini-gallery of Kirby inspired creations for your enjoyment. Happy Holidays folks!
Infinitely Spectrum by Jeremy Landis
Marc Basile – ‘NUFF SAID!
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!
Today marks the 97th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
Dave Jordan (Twitter)
For an extra birthday treat check out Dave’s fantastic tumblr, Kirby Hands!
A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s Birthday celebration. And of course a huge thank you to Jack Kirby for his continuing inspiration.
Long live The King!
‘Kirbyesque’ Marvel NOW! trading card illustrations courtesy of Layron DeJarnette.
Layron is an Emmy nominated, award-winning artist who provides illustration, animation, storyboards and conceptual art for the entertainment industry for such clients as Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel and HBO. A renowned GARBAGE PAIL KIDS artist for The Topps Company Layron has also instructed students in illustration and animation at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. You can find more of Layron’s work at his website, blog and DeviantArt page.
Happy New Year, Kirby-fans, let’s kick off 2014 with a gallery of nefarious reprobates from the pen of Boston-based artist Chris Goodwin. Chris’ portfolio includes work for the video and role-playing games industries alongside private commissioned portraiture. He teaches painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. You can find more of his work at his website and Flickr photostream.
Many thanks to Spanish artist Javi Godoy for sharing his weird and wonderful Kirby inspired artwork with the blog. For more from Javi be sure to visit his blog, flickrpage and etsy store.
Dr Doom, a recent commission piece by Victor Santos.
Doctor Doom by Mississauga, Ontario based Andrew Phan. 18 year old Andrew adds in his email, “Attached is a piece I did for myself, drawn, scanned then digitally colored. I’m still learning and hopefully my art will be seen around the world.”
Way back in January Kirby-Vision featured Loston Wallace‘s black and white commision piece, Thing Collage. Loston has now very kindly forwarded two very different colour treatments of the piece which we present for your viewing pleasue. Below you will find Matt Webb‘s rendition which utilises the sort of colour palette widely used on 1960s comic covers. This is followed by Steve Downer who brings his impressive digital skills to the artwork. Great jobs by both artists we’re sure you’ll agree.