Although towards the end of his life, Jack Kirby did some work in animation, he never really got to sink his pencil into doing concept art for film or stage. Current best picture nominee Argo is based on a real story, and there was actually a movie planned to be made based on for Lord of Light, an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s novel. And Jack Kirby did some concept art for the project. Int he film Argo this is portrayed as new art commissioned for the phony movie, but Kirby’s art was extant before the plot to save the hostages. Although bits of it have been floating around for a while, Buzzfeed has the big files.
They are pretty mind blowing.
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