“Mr Miracle and Big Barda have the greatest love story in comics, so this it’s my little homage”.
Many thanks to Argentinian artist Mauro Bueno for this heartfelt tribute. You can find more of Mauro’s art at his blog, here.
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’.
Steven John Vasquez
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.
For an extra visual treat check out Derek’s Flickr collection of 165 Kirby Double-page spreads.
Also joining in the Birthday celebrations with non-portrait pieces:
And finally, Italian Renato Stevanato gifted not one but five portraits which will form part of his own celebratory post at his blog, cartoonstherapy.
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!
Travis Ellisor treats us to some of the latest commissioned artwork from his ComicArtsFans gallery, Asgard Meets the Fourth World.
Kanto vs. Fandral by Drew Rausch
Mister Miracle & Big Barda vs. The Enchantress & The Executioner by Nate Snareser
Big Barda – courtesy of James Burns.
Big Barda, Amazon of Apokolips – courtesy of Jay Piscopo.
A typical day at the office Mister Miracle and co., courtesy of Pete Von Sholly.
The Amazonian Apokoliptian herself, courtesy of Dan McDaid.
Today we bring you a magnificent black & white gallery from East Texas based artist
Jun Bob Kim. Jun Bob is a freelance illustrator who’s first published comic work was an adaption of John Bunyan’s The Holy War for his university newspaper. More recently he has been providing the art for Cipher: The Sorceror Pope for Atomic Tiki Studio. for more of Jun Bob’s work be sure to visit his website – here.
A big Kirby-Vision welcome to San Francisco based artist, Arvin Bautista. Arvin has a background in video game design but has recently moved into comic book illustration with the creator owned, The Bomb Squad.
You can find more of Arvin artwork at his blog – here.
Big Barda, Darkseid and The Demon courtesy of San Diego based Artist Joel Gomez.
Joel’s first professional comic art appeared in Top Cow’s Darkness series. Since then he has gone on to illustrate such titles as Witchblade, Wetworks and The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs. You can find moe of Joel’s artwork at DeviantArt.