Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today is Jack "King" Kirby's Birthday!

I never get sick of his fantastic cover art and I wanted to share this with you on his birthday. The best day EVER! I'm celebrating by drawing a picture of Namor punching Aquaman which I will post next on this here sketchblog.

For those of you who may not know : 
Jack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg, lived from August 28, 1917 to February 6, 1994. One of the most influential of comic artists, he is often called "The King of Comics", or the "King". He was an artist, writer, and editor for Marvel second only to Stan Lee in importance.
(Kirby bio, Kirby photo and the Silverstar scan are from ComicVine

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1 comment:

  1. In honor of The King, I should jump in to mention they paid great tribute to him in the Superman: Animated Series of the 90s, where they made the character of Dan Turpin look like a cartoon version of Jack. Good times...I think I need to break out those DVDs again.