By Mark Peters Jack Kirby—who would have turned 100 this month, if he and we were luckier—is best known for his corporate creations, which are omnipresent in pop culture. As co-creator of the Marvel Universe, Kirby launched the heroes and villains currently taking over the world via the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America, the Avengers, […]
t’s Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday today, and this should be a national holiday, but sadly people just aren’t hip enough for Kirby Day yet. If you’re in New York, there is a pop up Museum downtown, sort of nearish where Kirby was born, and I’ll be making a visit there later today.
Oh yeah since its friday and I’m thinking of Filipino comics, here’s a comic from the Beat itself, issue #1 of Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan, a fairly amazing comics about a giant chicken who goes to school drawn in an ultra lush realistic style. Originally pubslihed as mini comcis, SLG collected it in 2010 and […]
The 23rd of August was Alfredo Alcala’s 92nd birthday, so I’m posting this a little late as a birthday tribute. Alcala was a prodigious member of the Filipino comics school, with a detailed style that has never been surpassed in US comics (although he and peak Bernie Wrightson definitely shared some of the same influences.) […]
Artist Dennis Calero is known for tons and tons of comics, from Marvel Noir to Cowboys and Aliens to currently, The Normals for AfterShock and, coming this fall, an adaptation of Casino Royale. He’s also a filmmaker, with The Mouse, above the first short he’s released on Vimeo. It’s a slightly sentimental […]
The internet has a tendency to ask questions it doesn’t expect or necessarily want answered. There’s an almost rhetorical nature to the way questions are posed. The question can then serve the dual purpose of both acknowledging and somehow dismissing the problem. As if by stating knowledge of the issue the author is absolved […]
Every year, Cartoon Art Museum gives out the Sparky Award to a cartoon artist who embodies the talent, innovation and humanity of Charles M. Schulz. This year’s award went to Jeff Smith, who’s probably best known for the phenomenon that is Bone. Official PR follows: The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce that Jeff Smith, best known […]
Looking for something fun, free, and nerdy to do with your Saturday? Dust off your sketchbook & register for free tickets to Dare2Draw’s celebration of Kirby and Eisner at the Art Students League.
This year, on August the twenty-eighth, comic legend Jack Kirby would have celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. For family and friends, not a day passes that they don’t think of the icon, to whom he was not Jack Kirby or Mr. Kirby, but simply Jack. To Mark Evanier, long-time friend and Jack Kirby historian, these conventions […]
Kevin Eastman is Kickstarting a semi-autobiographical comic about a creator who has it all…or does he?