Many thanks to Rick Thibodeau for sharing his recreation of Jack’s Fantastic Four #12 cover. The piece, 3D acrylic on wood, was created some years ago and Rick finally pulled it out of storage to photograph it and add it to his blog. Rick writes: “Intended to add lettering as another layer but couldnt figure a good way to cut the wood (all done by hand)”.
Jack Kirby Marvel Tribute courtesy of Joe Zierman.
Mario Zuccarello takes on the classic Kirby/Sinnott Fantastic Four #49.
Today marks the 95th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
Rob’s source material for his portrait comes from an unpublished Machine Man page (click to enlarge). Rob writes, “The character in the 3rd panel is Dr. Peter Spalding. I thought he looked a little like Jack with his pipe so I added inks.”
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!
Way back in January Kirby-Vision featured Loston Wallace‘s black and white commision piece, Thing Collage. Loston has now very kindly forwarded two very different colour treatments of the piece which we present for your viewing pleasue. Below you will find Matt Webb‘s rendition which utilises the sort of colour palette widely used on 1960s comic covers. This is followed by Steve Downer who brings his impressive digital skills to the artwork. Great jobs by both artists we’re sure you’ll agree.
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.
Many thanks to Davide Occhicone for contacting Kirby-Vision with the news that Italian comic website Lo Spazio Bianco is currently celebrating 50 years of the Fantastic Four. Over the next few weeks the website will be presenting 33 brand new pieces of art paying homage to Kirby and FF’s momentous debut issue.
Fantastic Four #1 re-imagined by legendary artist Giorgio Cavazzano.