The origin of Fighting American. Photoshop collage by Jason Garrattley.
Here’s a little montage I’ve put together to celebrate Kirby-Vision‘s first anniversary. It’s been a fantastic year for the blog since it’s humble beginnings as The Kirby Project. I’d like to shout-out a huge thank you to all the wonderful artists who have submitted artwork or granted permission to re-blog existing work. There’s been some amazing stuff from fresh new talent and seasoned professionals alike. My sincere thanks also to all the people who have spread the Kirby-Vision word via their own blogs, websites etc. Here’s to another year of celebrating Jack’s extraordinary influence.
The Origin of the Fantastic Four. Photoshop collage by Jason Garrattley.
The Origin of The Hulk. Photoshop collage by Jason Garrattley. Images taken from The Incredible Hulk #1. Art: Jack Kirby/Paul Reinman.
Today marks the 92nd anniversary of Jack Kirby‘s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents a portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
First up we have emmy award nominated puppeteer Steve Sherman.
As inker/letterer for the majority of Jack’s work throughout the 70’s and 80’s, Mike Royer, is well known to fans of the site. My thanks to Mike for his permission to use this portrait and to Rob Steibel for submitting the commisioned artwork.
KIRBY-VISION would like to send out a huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to the gallery. Despite looming deadlines and moving houses (and other such excuses) you really pulled out all the stops to pay tribute to Jack’s inspiration.