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Happy 101st Birthday Jack!

Today marks the 101st anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth and to celebrate KIRBY-VISION proudly presents its 10th and final Birthday gallery in honour of ‘The King of Comics’.

KIRBY 101 curriculum courtesy of Dale Martin

Russell Payne

Jason Garrattley

Jim Engel

Chris Malgrain

Jose Martin

Daniel Hubbarde

J.A. Fludd has the distinction of contributing to all 10 Birthday Galleries here at Kirby-Vision. You can find his portraits plus original artwork collected here.

Marc Basile has contributed 38 pieces of art to the blog over the past 9 years. You can check out each and every one by clicking the link above.

Shannon Slayton treats us to a couple of the Kirby portraits he has commissioned over the past few years.

Michael Golden

Phil Hester

A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to contribute to this year’s Birthday
celebrations. Happy Birthday Jack!, your inspiration lives on. Long live The King!


Contribute to the Jack Kirby 101st Birthday Portrait Gallery

Tuesday 28th August marks the 101st anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby. To celebrate
the occasion, Kirby-Vision would like to invite all of our readers to contribute to our annual Birthday Portrait Gallery.

As you can see from our previous galleries – 20182016201520142013201220112010 and 2009 – there’s a lot of love out there for ‘The King of Comics’ and everyone who has contributed in the past has excelled themselves with their tributes.

If you would like to contribute to this years’ gallery please send your artwork to the
usual address. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 26th August and please title your
email ‘Kirby Portrait Gallery’.

Thank you.

Nobody does it better


Many thanks to Moti Friedman for this striking Kirby portrait. Moti and his wife Noga are the creators of the childrens’ book series Upside-Down World, of which more can be found here.

Happy Holidays

Comic Book

The festive season is almost upon us and to celebrate Kirby-Vision is proud to present some illustrative gifts from regular contributors Marc Basille (above) and Renato Stevanato. Happy Holidays folks!


prisoners of Christmas

Contribute to Jack’s 96th Birthday Portrait Gallery

Hey folks, just a reminder that there’s just a week left for you to submit artwork to our Birthday Portrait Gallery in celebration Jack’s 96th birthday on Wednesday 28th August. We will need to receive your artwork by Sunday 25th August for inclusion in the gallery. Please send your portraits to the usual address, marking your emails ‘Kirby Portrait’. 

Asgard Meets the Fourth World 2

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

A Call for Submissions

The content of Kirby-Vision roughly breaks down to around 40% submitted artwork and 60% artwork sourced, by myself, from creator blogs and artist community websites such as DeviantArt and Flickr. When the latter is the case I have made it a policy to contact artists and request permission to feature their work at the blog. It has been a joy corresponding with all of the talented people featured here over the past 3 years, but unfortunately various commitments have removed the free time needed to curate the blog in this fashion. Therefore, from now on Kirby-Vision will only feature submitted artwork.

As a result of this decision you may find that new posts appear on a less regular basis and so I urge you all to add the blog to your RSS feeds so that you can catch any new posts when they appear.

If you are reading this and would like to submit a Kirby inspired piece to the blog, you can send your scans, photos etc., to this address. The intention 0f Kirby-Vision has always been to promote artists alongside their work so I would like to encourage you, if you would like to contribute, to add a few words about yourself along with any relevant links to blogs, websites etc. with your email. I will endeavor to get back to you as soon as I can as to when your artwork will be featured.

Thank you all for your patience,

Jason Garrattley

Kirby versus

A huge Kirby-Vision thanks to Travis Ellisor for sharing two recent commisions from his ever-growing Comicartfans gallery.

Silver Surfer vs. Silver Star by Andy Khun.

Kirby OMAC vs. Giffen OMAC by Derec Donovan.


Dark Crystal

Two recent Kirby themed commissions from the brush of Ohio based designer and illustrator Andy Bennett. For more of Andy’s work be sure to visit his website and DeviantArt page.

Marvel Two-in-One #74

A three pronged homage here, The Thing and Puppetmaster battle the Island of Mis-fit Toys (from the Rankin/Bass production, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) in a re-creation of Frank Springer‘s cover for Marvel Two-in-One #74. Penciled and inked by Jeff Potter and colored by Wheeler Hall, it’s a perfect reminder that the holiday season is just around the corner. You can find more of Jeff’s art at his blog and check out Wheeler’s OK-Panic blog, a showcase for upcoming artists.