Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I've been looking at a bunch of Jack Kirby stuff lately for some Elephantmen pages I have to do. I have to say, I've never been a fan, but now that I have been studying his work, its really growing on me. There is this power in his pages that projects the sort of drama that is needed in a comic. I know my own stuff could use the kind of momentum and interest his art generated.

I thought about it and drew that picture of Robin up there as a warm up in my sketch book. The only homage to Kirby there is those big fists. I'm still working on it.


mmmmmike said...

it actually looks a lot like damion scott! I should've said this some time ago, but congrats on the Elephantmen gig, btw:)

onegemini said...

Excellent piece. Really thick and meaty piece, from the linework to the pose.

I admit that I was never a huge fan of Kirby either, though there are some standout pieces -- but the respect I have for him is that he was SO revolutionary when others were content to put the same camera angle in the same shaped box panel after panel. He was willing, able, and ready to blow those old notions of comic book art out of the water.

Andre Szymanowicz said...

Mike - thanks!! I loved Damien Scott on Batgirl.

Blair - No doubt and he was prolific as hell.