Ho, ho, ho. There’s just two more sleeps until December 25th and to celebrate we present two illustrative gems to fill up your stocking. First up Marc Basile reminds us of the old adage, “A super-teleportation-canine is for life and not just for Christmas”. And below, Renato Stevanato envisions the emotional stress a game of musical chairs may have on one Bruce Banner.
Drawing inspiration from fondly remembered Marvel Treasury Edition back covers, Marc Basile celebrates All Hallows’ Eve with a gruesome gathering of mischievous miscreants.
Today marks the 96th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents our annual portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.
Craig writes, “I’m more a writer than an artist, so I took one of my favorite pieces of Jack’s work and … well, rewrote it.” – Click Image to enlarge.
Also joining in the Birthday celebrations with non-portrait pieces:
And finally, Italian Renato Stevanato gifted not one but five portraits which will form part of his own celebratory post at his blog, cartoonstherapy.
A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to today’s Birthday celebration, making it our biggest portrait gallery ever. And of course a huge thank you goes out to Jack Kirby for his continuing inspiration. Long live The King!
Over to regular contributor Marc Basile for the story behind his latest submission:
“My daughter was around 5 years old and we were watching The Cartoon Network together as usual. A PUP NAMED SCOOBY DOO was on and in the episode Shaggy said something about a mummy-werewolf. My daughter turned to me and said, “Dad that would make a great Jack Kirby monster……..you should do it.” And so it was.
Skylar is about to embark on her college career and become a talented designer in her own right, so when I came across the original inked version, I thought it only fitting that it should be my next submission. I dedicate this to you baby. Love dad.”
Tonight on Kirby-Vision a special report from our regular correspondent, Marc Basile:
It was April 1976. I turned 13 and for my landmark birthday I received, among other things, a red, white and blue Bicentennial theme transistor radio ( it only played AM stations), a copy of Origins of Marvel Comics and a few packs of KIRBY KREATURES sticker cards. Remember them? No neither do I because they never existed, but if they had they would have been right up there with my ( and everyone else’s ) Wacky Package collection.
It’s always a joy to find new work from Marc Basile in the Kirby-Vision inbox. This time around Marc has created a series of pin-ups for a fantasy King Size Annual featuring reprints of Jack’s monster creations from the fondly remembered Atlas anthologies.
It’s that time of year again and Kirby-Vision would like to wish each and everyone of our readers the very best for the holiday season. To celebrate here’s a fantastic piece from regular contributor Marc Basile who comments, “When I think of Christmas, I remember how much fun it was when I was a child. It just had a little extra sparkle back then! Here is a book I would’ve loved to have, if it were real.”
Galactus – Recent commission piece by Marc Basile.
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!