“Mr Miracle and Big Barda have the greatest love story in comics, so this it’s my little homage”.
Many thanks to Argentinian artist Mauro Bueno for this heartfelt tribute. You can find more of Mauro’s art at his blog, here.
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’.
Steven John Vasquez
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.
For an extra visual treat check out Derek’s Flickr collection of 165 Kirby Double-page spreads.
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!
Travis Ellisor treats us to some of the latest commissioned artwork from his ComicArtsFans gallery, Asgard Meets the Fourth World.
Kanto vs. Fandral by Drew Rausch
Mister Miracle & Big Barda vs. The Enchantress & The Executioner by Nate Snareser
A typical day at the office Mister Miracle and co., courtesy of Pete Von Sholly.
Many thanks to Travis Ellisor for sharing the latest commissioned artwork from his ComicArtsFans gallery, Asgard Meets the Fourth World. Hogun vs. Mantis by Phil Hester Hela vs. Mister Miracle by Cory Smith
Surtur vs. Orion by Andrew Ross MacLean
Just a small selection of the Kirby character sketchcards that New York based artist Cory Smith has been posting over at his Twitpic gallery. Cory took up a daily sketch challenge in June of last year and has notched up an impressive 168 cards so far. The full gallery, as it stands, can be found here and you can find more of cory’s work at his blog and DeviantArt page.
A big Kirby-Vision thanks goes out to Travis Ellisor for the link to Cory’s Gallery.
Mister Miracle struggles to free himself from yet another diabolical trap, courtesy of Brendan Tobin.
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.
Another daring escape by Mister Miracle courtesy of Wisconsin based illustrator and designer Bill Kuffel. You can find a selection of Bill’s illustration, comics and design work at his website – here – or share in his love of collecting and drawing toys at his blog – here.
The Inhuman royal family and the dynasties of Apokolips and New Genesis as depicted by Brazilian artist Daniel HDR. Daniel’s has worked in various titles published by Avatar, Dark Horse, Image, Marvel and DC Comics. He has also worked in advertising and teaches classes on illustration and comic book creation. Be sure to take a look at Daniel’s blog for more.