This week at KIRBY-VISION we will be featuring a number of posts from Kirby Museum member, Steve Coates.
First up, a selection of gifted artwork from the recent Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.
Steve writes: While Michael Cho was attending the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, he presented a gift, an original Captain America portrait to the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center, to be used for fundraising. It is such a great piece, it has to be shared. The portrait is rendered with pen and marker on a 8.5 in x 11 in marker board. The piece did not sell over the Expo weekend and remains in the Museum’s possession. A big thank you goes out to Michael for his gift and for taking part of the Jack Kirby Influence panel during the Expo.
James Clement of Edmonton did the rendering of Captain America and the Hulk using pen and ink. James donated the 8.5 in x 11 in original to the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center, for fundraising efforts. The piece remains in the Museum’s possession and will be showcased at upcoming Alberta based shows. The museum is benefitting from the continued and increasing support from artists, like James. Keep up the good work James and hope to see you at the Edmonton Expo.
“I’m always thinking of Kirby whenever I draw super-heroes.”
Inspired new artwork from Michael Cho.
The Strangest Super-Heroes of All – courtesy of Michael Cho.
Captain America and Mister Miracle in gouache and ink by Michael Cho.
The core members of The Avengers: Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, courtesy of Michael Cho. If you picked up one of these gouache and ink paintings at the recent Toronto Comics Arts Festival then you are indeed a lucky fellow. More of Michael’s Marvel Superheroes can be found at his blog here and here.
The steely gaze of Darkseid – The Lord of Apokolips, a terrifying vision in gouache and ink by Michael Cho.
Evan “Doc” Shaner
Many thanks to Michael and Evan for these fantastic Kirby inspired Christmas cards. Be sure to take a look at both of their blogs for more great work. You can see the original cover to Fantastic Four #46 by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott, here.
A very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all you Kirby fans out there, Happy Holidays!
(Late on Christmas Eve, Kirby-Vision received this Kirby inspired piece from Chris Haley, taken from the Christmas strip of his webcomic, Let’s Be Friends Again, which we’d like to belatedly add to this festive post).
The Mighty Avengers! rendered in markers and ink, courtesy of Michael Cho.
Captain America – inked from original Kirby pencils by Michael Cho.
Galactus – commission piece in gouache and ink by Micheal Cho.