Since I was a child, Jack Kirby stood out as THE preeminent American cartoonist and I still and always will count him as one of my favorite artists. He remains the master of inventive technorganic design and deep space multifigure compositions in which all elements display unparalleled weight and thrust. I consider his work to […]
Let’s investigate one of the most haunting quotes ever attributed to a cartoonist.
Faith Erin Hicks is the Canadian cartoonist, mostly known for drawing many graphic novels including, some written by her – like The Nameless City and Friend with Boys – some written by others – like Brain Camp – but now she’s written a words-only novel – but the title is still close to her: Comics […]
There have been a number of Kirby projects this year, but here’s one that’s a little more unique. Amigos Comics is issuing a full color reprint of the Jack Kirby/Wally Wood (and the unrelated Wood brothers) comic strip, Sky Masters of the Space Force. For being produced by the Kirby/Wood team, this strip hasn’t had a lot […]
Rick Veitch’s Heroica Universe is one of the masterpieces of dystopian superhero fiction. More horryfying than Dark Knight, more visceral than Watchmen, it’s a deconstruction of the genre via the real life exploitation of those who created the characters. Published via Veitch’s own King Hell press in the 90s, Brat Pack and Maximortal came out but […]
A packed room was in attendance on Friday afternoon at NYCC to listed to comics legends John Byrne and Walter Simonson sat down to talk about their love for comics uber-legend Jack Kirby, in celebration of what would have been the King’s 100th birthday. I’m just going to step out of the way and let John […]
If Fighting American’s marketing is already up to the task of subverting Marvel’s much maligned Secret Empire it gives high hopes that this reboot of the Simon and Kirby series will itself be subversive of our current political climate.
§ Nice Art: More Jack Kirby! His later in life “Street Code” an autobiographical piece, is little known but reprinted in Mark Evanier’s Kirby — King of Comics. Matthias Wivel looks at it for TCJ: It ends abruptly with a sharply brooding self-portrait of the artist as a young man. He stares directly at the […]
§ Nice Art: We’re still celebrating Jack Kirby here so more Jack Kirby, this time his drawings of God, some of the very few pieces of his own art that he kept on display in his home. A complicated guy, that Kirby. § As you doubtless have either heard or strongly suspected, when Secret Empire […]
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, […]