Marc Basile – ‘NUFF SAID!
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’.
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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!
Ladies and Gentlemen, please be upstanding for the amazing artwork of Italian artist Renato Stevanato, whose Forever Fans blog is a one-man love-letter to the King of Comics. Here we present just a taster of the wealth of tribute art that can be found at the blog. KIRBY-VISION heartily recommends all of our readers to take the time to visit this unique project.
And finally Renato has gifted this last piece to this very blog. Renato, we are truly honored.
These portrait engravings were created by Steve Coates for a proposed gift certificate, to be tested by Calgary’s Redd Skull Comics, which will benefit The Kirby Museum along with the purchaser and dealer. Steve is “…self employed, providing technical graphics solutions to engineering and exploitation firms…”. He has assisted The Kirby Museum exhibit at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and has manned the booths solo at a couple of provincial comic/toy shows on their behalf.
Over the next few days we will be featuring Kirby-inspired work from the collective of artists represented by Craig Rogers under the banner, Wednesday’s Heroes.
Richard Cox has participated in numerous sketch and trading card projects and is currently writing and drawing a web-comic adaption of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars. Richard is available for commision via Wednesday’s Heroes and you can find a selection of his work at DeviantArt.
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
Two action packed pieces that wouldn’t look out of place on the covers of their respective books by Alex Williamson. Alex is a senior designer for a sign/vehicle wrap company and a part-time artist (currently working on sample pages) and co-creator of the webcomic Brass Falcon. You can find more of his work at his website – here.
Can’t wait for the forthcoming Captain America movie? Well then, perhaps Thomas Boatwright can wet your appetite even more with this recent commission piece.
From the Kirby rouges gallery, Captain America‘s nemesis Red Skull by Lucas Soriano,
Dynamic Captain America art courtesy of American Graphic Designer/Illustrator Chris Johnson.