Two recreated Kirby covers courtesy of French web designer and “amateur penciller and painter” Michel Ravey. Michel states: “It’s amazing how his covers, which had to be done probably in as little time as possible being productive as he was, were always just so right in terms of dynamics, motion, action. I always end up with something dull and static in comparison when I try to recreate one of his covers. But then like I said, I’m just doing that for fun in my spare time, so I guess it’s OK!”.
You can find more of Michel’s artwork, including several finished and un-finished cover re-creations, at his website – here.
Two action packed pieces that wouldn’t look out of place on the covers of their respective books by Alex Williamson. Alex is a senior designer for a sign/vehicle wrap company and a part-time artist (currently working on sample pages) and co-creator of the webcomic Brass Falcon. You can find more of his work at his website – here.
Today’s Kirby-goodness comes courtesy of North Carolina based artist, Loston Wallace. First up there’s the Green Goliath himself, which features a mighty colouring job by Steve Downer, followed by a host of sketch-book workouts featuring some favorite grotesques from Tales to Astonish/of Suspense.
Loston is an alumni of the Joe Kubert School of Art and has provided artwork for the role playing industry as well as the DC Comics Licensing Department producing children’s books based on DC’s animated properties. His comic credits include: Klyde & Meriem, Flash Gordon and Lorna, Relic Wrangler. You can find more of Loston’s work at his website and DeviantArt page.
Doctor Doom – friend of the untied shoelace – courtesy of Mike Henderson.
Give it up for Pete Von Sholly who poses the question, What If… Aurora had produced Fantastic Four model kits ‘back in the day’. Writer, artist, director, animator and recording artist, Pete has worn many hats during his career. He has storyboarded over a hundred feature films including Mars Attacks, The Mask and The Shawshank Redemption. Pete is also the creator of the graphic novels, Morbid and Extremely Weird Stories and the satirical magazines, Crazy Hip Groovy Go Go Way Out Monsters and Comic Book Nerd. You can find a treasure trove of Pete’s work at his website and blog and also purchase this set of fantasy boxes via morbidmonster.com
Created over a period of two years and made from almost 300lbs of steel,
Steve F/BrokenHill’s menacing sculpture of Dr Doom is a triumph. Steve has documented the creation of this behemoth at the PencilJack forum and if you’re a reside in the Oshkosh, Wisconsin area you can find Doom on display at the House of Heroes comic shop this weekend.
An imposing vision of Doctor Doom, courtesy of Robert Ball.
Just time for another heads-up about the forthcoming Kirby tribute show, Hail to The King!, which opens this week at the Resistance Gallery in London. Co-curator Jason Atomic has been drumming up publicity at his blog for what promises to be a Kirby-tastic night. Here’s just a small selection of some of the artists contributing: