Category Archives: Fantastic Four

FF Meet The Hulk

FF #12

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)”.


Happy Birthday Jack!

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’.

Paul Carter

J.A. Fludd

Jorge Freire

Brendan Tobin

Jason Garrattley


Rob Steibel
Rob’s source material for his portrait comes from an unpublished Machine Man page (click to enlarge).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.”

Lanc Godwin 
(You can see the original Kirby/John Verpoorten cover to The Eternals #9 here

Marc Basile

Mike Pascale

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!





Wednesday’s Heroes: Dave Gutierrez

Artist/Architect Dave Gutierrez takes on Kirby’s iconic cover to Fantastic Four #1. Dave is available for commission via Wednesday’s Heroes and you can find more of his work at his blog, Abstract Reality Studios.

Thing Collage Returns

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.

Matt Webb

Steve Downer

Thing Collage

The Thing and a host of Kirby creations adorn this fantastic commission piece (for fellow Kirby-Vision contributor Steve Funnell) courtesy of Loston Wallace.

After Kirby

Darkseid and the Fantastic Four courtesy of Australian visual development artist, Daniel James Cox. Daniel’s clients include Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Touchstone Pictures and Weta Digital. You can find more of his work at his website and blog.

Original pencil artwork by Jack Kirby.

Cover Versions

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.

FF Celebration

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.