Today marks the 94th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
J. A. Fludd
A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s gallery. Long live The King!
Today marks the 93rd anniversary of Jack Kirby‘s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our second portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
Uriel A. Durán
British illustrator Jonathan Edwards made his debut in the influential comic magazine Deadline. Since then has forged a successful career as a commercial illustration and a long standing relationship with The Guardian newspaper providing editorial art. He is also the curator of Draw Serge, an illustrative tribute blog dedicated to the French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. You can find more of Jonathan’s energetic work at his website and blog.
A big shout-out to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s gallery. And of course a huge thank you to Jack Kirby whose inspiration lives on. Long live The King!
Galactina, a study of a female version of Galactus by Luis Chichón.
Luis Chichón comments on the creation of this striking Kirby portrait:
I superimposed the features and helmet of Darkseid not to say that Kirby is one of the “bad guys”, but to say that he created his own gigantic worlds and populated them with characters whose lives were in his hands. Think of Darkseid as a Kirby avatar whose biggest interest is to put order in that (4th) world.
Luis Chichón experiments with abstract expressionism and sequential narrative.
Here’s the original page from Fantastic Four Annual #6 by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.
Luis Chichón describes this OMAC piece as “an experiment to find which is more powerful, the shapes created by the mass of colour or the lines that define those shapes”.
Luis Chichón combines two of the 20th century’s most innovative comic artists, Jack Kirby and Osamu Tezuka.
Scott Free and Big Barda, an expressionistic portrait from the palette of Luis Chichón.
The Hulk, portrait in oils from original Kirby artwork by Luis Chichón.
Spectacular oil painting, based on original Kirby artwork, by Spanish artist Luis Chichón. Luis is currently working hard to break into the world of comics, film and “gallery painting”. His second solo exhibition of conceptual work is scheduled to open near Madrid this summer . You can find more of Luis’ work at deviantArt and Saatchi Online.