Friday, July 02, 2010

Kirby Studies






20 comments:

K. Nacht said...

Nice!

Jonathan Harris said...

I love that pose at the top of the fourth page.

Pedro Vargas said...

Wow, great studies!!

Ian Andersen said...

These are great, I especially love the "no crotch" detail, never noticed that. Kirby's work never ceases to astound.

Timothy R said...

Wonderful work. Nice notes for body features! "^ NO CROTCH"

Very humorous design.

manuel said...

I just shat in my pants, laughing.
I've never seen anything funnier.

Alberto said...

The big master, the guru!!!!. I'm on my knees right now :)

Nazario said...

Those look pretty good! I love the second one.

nicktheofficeninja said...

Personally I never really liked Jack Kirby's style and his influence on action animation. Hey John what do you think of Moebius? I always thought his style had a lot of potential in animation considering he was heavily influenced by Windsor McKay.

Roberto Severino said...

I kinda did some warm-ups myself, if you can call them those. Alas, drawing Goofy in even one pose was hell for me. I always hated measuring his tall proportions and getting his silhouette to look right, but at the end, the overall drawing was well constructed and I didn't have the details eat through the silhouette. I wish my details weren't so lumpy and big, and I also wish there was something I could do about that.

Guy Cx said...

At the instant I saw that second drawing I heard this manly voice inside my head, screaming "IT'S RIPPING TIME!" XD

(am I the only one?)

TedM said...

Great Kirby drawings.Do you have anymore? you and Bruce Timm should get together and make a kick-ass Fantastic Four cartoon.

Steve LeCouilliard said...

Kirby is all about intensity. I read one of his Fourth World Omnibuses recently and I found my jaw was clenched the whole time. He ends almost every sentence with an exclamation point!

Kirby punches you in the face with every panel.

Ollie said...

Wow! These are great John!

Have you ever thought about giving Marvel a call? Or just working on your own comic book?

TedM said...

You should get Joe Sinnott to ink your Fantastic Kirby pictures.

HemlockMan said...

TedM: Joe Sinnott is my favorite inker of superhero comics. All time favorite. To my way of thinking, there's nobody around--ever--who was a better inker.

SGP said...

you guys need to do a muscle man comic or cartoon!

talkingtj said...

FINALLY! a suitable replacement for kirby-YOU!

RooniMan said...

Heh, "balloon arms."

Brett W. Thompson said...

Hilarious and beautiful!!