King Kirby

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I had the best time reading Kirby, King of Comics by Mark Evanier, an oversized hardback filled with giant reproductions of Kirby’s dynamic artwork and a well written biography. Sorry for the bad reproduction but this is a thick book. There are lots of other choices but this pencil work is fantastic. Check out the foreshortening. I think EVERY figure has foreshortening.

Jack Kirby was known for working 12 to 14 hours a day at his drawing desk. There is telling quote from his wife: “Tell Jack, that after he finishes saving the universe again, he has to take out the trash in the kitchen.” – Rosalind Kirby, one day in 1971

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