One of the biggest names in comics, creator of a large corner of the Marvel Comics Universe, as well as his fair share of books over at DC.
He would have been 96 years old today.
Happy Birthday Mr. Kirby.
Mr. Kirby is one of my favorite artist and creators. Two of my favorite comics of all time Eternals at Marvel and Kamandi from DC are creations of his. Would have loved to have had the chance to have met him before he passed.
One of my favorite Jack Kirby Drawings:
A small selection of some of my Favorite Kirby Covers:
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When I was young… A long time ago. I had a handful of comics. Some of them where bought for me by my father on his way home from work. Some of them my step brother gave to me when on home on leave from the army, and some of them where given to me as a gift when I was in the hospital getting my tonsils out…
Here they are:
Captain America #211
Marvel Team Up #55
Marvel Two in One #26
Star Wars #1
Star Wars #2
So what is this post about? My goal is to recreate all twelve of those covers along with 12 covers that are just big favorites of mine in a series of cartoonish drawings that are 5 x 7 that I will then use as art around my studio space… Here is the first sample: