“[A good artist is] one with imagination and the ability to tell a good story. How well a man draws cuts no ice with me, if what he’s trying to express comes out vague and choppy.” ‐ Jack Kirby
(Sherman cited in Morrow (ED.) 2004, (vol.1) p. 181).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Who is 'Jack Kirby'? This is a good start ;)

'Street Code' double page spread by Jack Kirby. If I could still draw like this when I'm 66, I'll be very happy!

Based on the initial feedback from the class today, here's a brief bio on Jack Kirby. As a comic book fan, or a fan of films like 'The Avengers', 'Thor' or 'Captain America', you'll start to wonder why you've never heard of him :) http://kirbymuseum.org/biography

A great source of his comic book art, from 1940's to 1980's. Notice the change in structure and composition between his early work, and his twilight years. Also, though predominately known for Superheroes, he worked in virtually every genre in comics, including co-creating the 'Romance' comics. http://whatifkirby.com/gallery

As a storyteller, concept artist, character designer, creator in general, he's an artist you should know :) And will prove interesting segways throughout the semester

"Galactus" full page spread from an issue of 'Thor' circa mid-late 1960's.

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