Friday, August 13, 2010

Kirby Aliens

Do you love Kirby aliens as much as I do?
I can never figure out whether they are supposed to be funny or serious.
I hope they meant to be taken seriously because that makes them even funnier.















9 comments:

Ceu D'Ellia said...

Kirby's aliens are really great. I like Kirby's earth humans, but I like even more his aliens. It would be great to have stories only with aliens.
I like the big empty space between their eyes that give you the feeling they have big brains and are more smart than you, me and Stephen Hawking.

Ivan said...

Mr. K,
Thanks so much! These Kirby rarities look awesome.
More King Kirby, please!
--Ivan

RooniMan said...

Kirby seems to have an endless variety of alien desgins.

J said...

Wonderful.

Patrick Griffin said...

Oh that reminds me, I need to wash my Earth t-shirt.

Marty Fugate said...

Yeah. I love Kirby's aliens. Goofy, yeah. But brilliant. How I think he did it: Kirby had a 3D proportional rule system for the human face in his brain. To make his aliens, he'd distort the rules -- i.e. make the faces too wide, set the eyes too far apart, whatever. Any cartoonist can draw weird faces. Kirby's aliens had consistently weird faces that followed the same basic proportion system. (He pulled the same trick with the bodies, but the faces grab my attention.) A true genius.

Roberto Severino said...

Those aliens almost look like really funny cartoon characters. What the hell are they doing in a serious comic like this anyway? Same with all those "serious" animation designs you find in a lot of modern animation features.

patrick sevc said...

Too good! Thanks!

Robert Schaad said...

I always liked Kirby's drawings of the Impossible Man (FF# 11???)