Category Archives: OMAC

Destroy Bristol

destroybristolturnedDestroy Bristol – written, swiped and drawn by David Morris (John Paul Bove provides the colours) for the ‘Destroy Bristol’ comics anthology.
Below: Omac traced & inked by David from original Kirby pencils.

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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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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!

 

 

1962/52

Brisbane based artist Paul Mason is the writer/artist of The Solider Legacy, the saga of a World War II Superhero which doff’s the hat to Kirby’s comics of the 1940’s and 1960’s. Here he presents two recent pieces, Marvel 1962 from the 43rd Comic-Con Souvenir book and DC New 52 Superman vs. OMAC. You can find more of Paul’s work at his blog and DeviantArt gallery.

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A huge Kirby-Vision thanks to Travis Ellisor for sharing two recent commisions from his ever-growing Comicartfans gallery.

Silver Surfer vs. Silver Star by Andy Khun.

Kirby OMAC vs. Giffen OMAC by Derec Donovan.

 

OMAC

Many thanks to Elliot Fernandez for this portrait of the DC New 52 version of Buddy Blank’s alter-ego, OMAC.

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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.

Comic Strip Kirby

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.

‘lil OMAC

Kirby’s inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes, as evidenced by this warm-up sketch by Florida based artist Joel Carroll. Check out more of Joel’s work at his website and DeviantArt and Flickr pages.

The Colour and the Shape

THE COLOR AND THE SHAPE

Luis Chichón describes this OMAC piece as “an experiment to find which is more powerful, the shapes created by the mass of colour or the lines that define those shapes”.

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Luis Chichón combines two of the 20th century’s most innovative comic artists, Jack Kirby and Osamu Tezuka.

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