‘Kirbyesque’ Marvel NOW! trading card illustrations courtesy of Layron DeJarnette.
Layron is an Emmy nominated, award-winning artist who provides illustration, animation, storyboards and conceptual art for the entertainment industry for such clients as Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel and HBO. A renowned GARBAGE PAIL KIDS artist for The Topps Company Layron has also instructed students in illustration and animation at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. You can find more of Layron’s work at his website, blog and DeviantArt page.
Our second post this week courtesy of Steve Coates.
All the photos are from the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. The Galactus Costumer photograph is from the 2012, but he was by the Jack Kirby Museum booth again this year. All the other photos were taken from the 2013 booth and are of attendees walking by. Except for the Captain America Costumer, he was invited into the booth, so the display posters could be used as a background.
Tim Miner channels Kirby through a secession of classic comic strip characters including Hagar, Beetle Bailey, the Family Circus, Nancy and the Katzenjammer Kids. You can find more of Tim’s work (and that of his Daughter Gracie) at the fantastic 5 Minute Marvels blog.
Created to celebrate the release of the Thor movie, Brendan Tobin gives up some Kirby-love in the shape of the old Marvel Masterworks pin-ups.
Many thanks to Travis Ellisor for sharing just some of the Kirby related commissions he has collected under the banner of “Asgard Meets the Forth World.”
Brendon & Brian Fraim
You can see more from Travis’ collection over at Comicartfans, which includes work from past Kirby-Vision contributors Ron Salas, Joel Carroll and James Harren.
Winnipeg-based Nik Poliwko is primarily a comics artist, but also does cartooning, illustration, storyboards, 3D computer graphics and animation. Nik has worked for a number of indie publishers, including Catfish Comics, Revisionary Press and Vortex among others. He is currently providing art for three new comic series and inks on the recently released, “Curse of the Vessel”. You can find more of Nik’s work at DeviantArt and his Facebook Fan Page.
Thor + The Hulk + The Avengers x Victor Santos = ‘Nuff said.
Berlin based Artist Christian Nauck provides this portrait of Loki, God of mischief. Christian is one half of the illustration team Nauck und Schütze and more of his work can be found at his blog, Sketch Fu!, flickr and DeviantArt.