Many thanks to Chris Sewell for submitting this digital rendering from Jack’s original pencils.
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’.
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!
Jay Piscopo treats us to two new Kirby themed pieces. Above, Darksied, The Lord of Apokolips prowls the decks. While below, Jay’s redesign of Captain 3-D springs into action.
Drawing inspiration from fondly remembered Marvel Treasury Edition back covers, Marc Basile celebrates All Hallows’ Eve with a gruesome gathering of mischievous miscreants.
Tom Kelly shares his contribution to Hero Initiative‘s recent “Wake Up and Draw” event. On August 28th, 40 plus artists marked the occasion of Jack Kirby’s 96th birthday with morning warm up sketches. These one-off pieces are to be auctioned later in the year and have been collected in a special gallery at ComicArtFans.
Tom’s Thor vs. Darkseid piece was created on “6×10 Bristol Board using tech pens, black marker, brush and ink, plus a tooth-brush for the spatter effect”.
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’.
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.
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!
The Lord of Apokolips courtesy of James Burns.
A typical day at the office Mister Miracle and co., courtesy of Pete Von Sholly.
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.