Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Are You Freakin' Kidding Me, Jack Kirby?

I have been coming across and insane amount of Jack Kirby art today. If you ever doubted how much raw talent this man had, just look at this two page spread from The Black Panther.


Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I read the first Trade Paperback of his Panther work last year. Had a real Indiana Jones vibe to it. Plus he had a midget sidekick. Huh.

I've got all sorts of weird Kirby stuff in my files. The Man just poured the contents of his mind into these pages. As an artist I would have loved to listen to him and just hang on every story he would tell. I was reading an interview he did with Will Eisner earlier today, talking about how he was "a street kid" and how he "knew the poetry and stupidity of violence". He's a man that words just don't do justice.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" even had an episode were Donatello meets Jack Kirby. It just goes to show that being King of Comics in two different universes just wasn't enough to contain his volatile awesomeness.


Kal said...

Thanks for sharing that. I don't know how I ever missed this episode. I appreciate all this cool stuff that you share with me.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

And I do love sharing cool stuff with you too!

Now if only there was some way I could make money off of sharing cool stuff, then I'd be set for life!

I'm like the Genie in "Aladdin", I'm just going to keep bombarding everyone in range with pop culture regardless if anyone gets it or not!

Kal said...

That is pretty much my mission statement too. Everyone loves to talk about themselves and what they like.