Monday, August 28, 2017

Jack Kirby Spider-Man Pin-up!

Today would have been Jack Kirby's 100th birthday. I wanted to honor his memory. But how?

I've always been a bit fascinated in how he drew Spider-Man. He didn't do very often and it's very different than other artist's interpretations. I actually keep a folder on my computer with images I've found of Kirby's Spider-Man art. So today, I took one of his penciled images, ink and colored it to look like an old Marvel Masterworks pin-up as a tribute, seen above.

Thanks for your imagination, Mr. Kirby.

His original pencils are seen below.


John Golden said...

If you'd say more about what Kirby does here/with Spider-Man, I'd love to hear it.

Your coloring is so spot on I thought it was a classic pin up, like from an FF annual.

rolandc754 said...

I love Kirby's style but, man, that does not work for me. I didn't care for his Superman either. Kirby artwork in a DC comic just seemed wrong, somehow.

prof prem raj pushpakaran said...

prof premraj pushpakaran writes -- 2017 marks the centenary year of Jack Kirby!!

Unknown said...

Spot on. Looks amazing.

Alice said...

It is really amazing Kerry!! May he is happy on his 100th Birthday!