Monday, 6 July 2009
COMIC BOOK IDOL NUMBER 5 JACK (THE KING) KIRBY
Growing up in the 70's in the UK Jack's Marvel work was reprinted in A4 size comics in black and white from Marvel U.K ,if you where lucky the odd railway station or corner newsagent would have the odd full colour american comic .
what i love about his work is his designs, his dynamics the sheer power of the characters as they leap off the page at you , he had a great energy going on in his pencils and a unique style , he had an incredible ability to create fantastic characters for the main publishers in a 50 year career .
to read more about the king and to see more fantastic art my friend Tim Perkins website Wizards-Keep has a Hall of Fame section with a terrific tribute
here's the link
Kirby was a genius and there will never be another artist like him who could work like him or create like him.