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.
Today marks the 94th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s gallery. Long live The King!
Presenting Big Barda, courtesy of Mike Henderson.
Big Barda, a recent commission piece courtesy of Eisner and Harvey nominated artist, Mike Hawthorne. Mike’s comic credits include The Un-men, Fear Agent, Three Days in Europe and Conan: Road of Kings as well as the creator-owned titles Umbra and Hysteria. You can find more of Mike’s work at his blog, DeviantArt gallery and the webcomic Raising Crazy.
Many thanks to Travis Ellisor for sharing just some of the Kirby related commissions he has collected under the banner of “Asgard Meets the Forth World.”
Mr. and Mrs. Miracle courtesy of Toronto based freelance illustrator/comic book penciler David J. Cutler. David’s illustrations have been published by Real Kids magazine and 5Finity Productions. His latest work, in collaboration with writer Ty Templeton, is Northern Guard, a 3-issue mini series from Moonstone Books. You can find more from David at his blog and DeviantArt page.
New Gods courtesy of Argentinian artist Gerardo Baró. Garardo is a prolific artist of children’s books and magazines and is currently hard at work on a infantile novel graphical with the renowned writer Luciano Saracino. He is also the creator of the web comic The work and death of Adam O. Verde and still finds time in his schedule to contribute to the collaborative art blog Vivo con mi Madre (best described as a Argentinian Comic-Twart). For more of Gerardo’s work check out his blog and DeviantArt page.
Currently producing wonderful artwork for Marvel’s hit title Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Chris Samnee also manages to produce breathtaking character sketches on an almost daily basis. Here’s a catch-up of some recent Kirby inspired sketches and you can find many more of these at his blog and DeviantArt page. Enjoy!
Scott Free and Big Barda, an expressionistic portrait from the palette of Luis Chichón.