Category Archives: Paul Conrad

Happy Birthday, Jack!

Today marks the 92nd anniversary of Jack Kirby‘s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents a portrait gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.


First up we have emmy award nominated puppeteer Steve Sherman.

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J.A. Fludd


Uriel A. Durán


Jorge Fornés


Jason Garrattley


Steven Brower


Robb Waters


Josh Burggraf

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Warwick Johnson Cadwell

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Paul Conrad


As inker/letterer for the majority of Jack’s work throughout the 70’s and 80’s, Mike Royer, is well known to fans of the site. My thanks to Mike for his permission to use this portrait and to Rob Steibel for submitting the commisioned artwork.

KIRBY-VISION would like to send out a huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to the gallery. Despite looming deadlines and moving houses (and other such excuses) you really pulled out all the stops to pay tribute to Jack’s inspiration.

Spongebob Superteam!

Our 100th post is from Nashville based Illustrator and Designer Paul Conrad. This re-imaging of the cover to Fantastic Four #49, featuring the denizens of Bikini Bottom, will soon see print in a special Spongebob 10th anniversary edition of Nickelodeon Magazine. Paul, who has worked for Pixar, Disney, Big Idea and Scholastic, writes about the evolution of this piece at his blog ‘Super Robot Monster‘. The original cover, by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott, can be found here.