The Thing rocks in clay courtesy of John Catania. John writes:
“The Thing has always been my favorite comic book hero and I decided I wanted to try to sculpt him. Here is the finished product. I used hanger wire and some tape to create a pose then some aluminum foil to add bulk and then I used Sculpy clay over that. This is the first sculpt I’ve ever done and I thought it came out pretty well”.
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!
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.
Welcome to the zany world of Cartoon Jumbles by pop artist/cartoonist Jem Eaton. Cartoon Jumbles feature irreverent pairing of cartton icons rendered in soft gouache tones and ink. Jem has created more than four dozen Jumble painting which can be viewed at their Facebook gallery. You can also find a wealth of comics, illustrations and paintings at Jem’s website – here.
Aunt Petunia’s favorite nephew by Brendan Carroll.
Thanks to Brendan’s neighbour Marc Basile for forwarding this piece from “…one very talented 16 year old”.
“I’m always thinking of Kirby whenever I draw super-heroes.”
Inspired new artwork from Michael Cho.
Today marks the 95th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
Rob’s source material for his portrait comes from an unpublished Machine Man page (click to enlarge). Rob writes, “The character in the 3rd panel is Dr. Peter Spalding. I thought he looked a little like Jack with his pipe so I added inks.”
(You can see the original Kirby/John Verpoorten cover to The Eternals #9 here)
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!
The ever lovin’ blue-eyed Thing, courtesy of Robert Ball.
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.
More Kirby derived humour from Pete Von Sholly.