Tim Miner channels Kirby through a secession of classic comic strip characters including Hagar, Beetle Bailey, the Family Circus, Nancy and the Katzenjammer Kids. You can find more of Tim’s work (and that of his Daughter Gracie) at the fantastic 5 Minute Marvels blog.
A huge thank you to Enrico Salvini for sharing this collection of Galactus artwork by Italian artist, Giorgio Comolo. Giorgio works as a professional advertising illustrator who developed an early love for superheroes and the men who drew them, Jack Kirby in particular. You can find more from Giorgio’s work at Red Sector Art.
Three sensational Kirby heroes from the brush of Dan McDaid.
Created to celebrate the release of the Thor movie, Brendan Tobin gives up some Kirby-love in the shape of the old Marvel Masterworks pin-ups.
The Mighty Thor inked and coloured from original Kirby pencils courtesy of Mark Welser. “I’ve been doing a lot of Kirby styled art lately and felt it was starting to get too far away from the source material so I did what I’ve wanted to do for a very long time -actually ink over some of Jack Kirby’s pencils. If you ever want to discover how much you still need to practice as an inker, do this.” You can find more of Mark’s artwork, including an impressive gallery of re-imagined movie posters, at his DeviantArt page here.
Original Kirby pencils via comicartfans
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.”
New Orleans web designer/graphic artist Brian Richard has drawn over a 130 pop culture inspired FatKids for his on-going Tumblr project, #FatKid has a Posse. Amongst the gallery of comic/film/TV characters can be found a number Kirby creations including the Hulk and the Fantastic Four. Check out the full gallery at Brain’s Flickr photostream, here.
Winnipeg-based Nik Poliwko is primarily a comics artist, but also does cartooning, illustration, storyboards, 3D computer graphics and animation. Nik has worked for a number of indie publishers, including Catfish Comics, Revisionary Press and Vortex among others. He is currently providing art for three new comic series and inks on the recently released, “Curse of the Vessel”. You can find more of Nik’s work at DeviantArt and his Facebook Fan Page.
Poker night at The Avengers Mansion courtesy of Bob Strang.