Category Archives: Conan

Inking the King


Jim Rugg inks original Kirby pencils. “These are inking exercises I did while working as an inker for DC/Vertigo’s American Virgin series a few years ago. I found some of Jack Kirby’s pencil art, and I guess my brain was in inking mode and I couldn’t resist having a go at these.


Jim is the co-writer/artist of the PLAIN JanesStreet Angel and Afrodisiac and his self-published title Rambo 3.5 won the 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Mini-Comic. You can find more of Jim’s work at his website, blog and Flickr photostream.


Savage Thing

Today Kirby-Vision features two gorgeous pieces of Kirby inspired artwork courtesy of Bill Reinhold. Above you will find commission artwork of a surly Ben Grimm in black ink and wash, and below Bill inks Jack’s pencils for a piece that originally appeared in Gary Martin’s The Art of Comic Book Inking.

Bill is a renown penciller/inker who kicked off his comics career in the early eighties. Since then he has worked for all the major comic publishers on a host of books such as The Punisher, The Badger, Earth X, Green Arrow, Detective Comics and Jack of Fables. The co-creator of the Epic Comics mini Spyke, Bill is currently illustrating Magnus Robot Fighter for Dark Horse Comics. For more check out Bill’s extensive portfolio at DeviantArt.