The Jack Kirby Collector #62


I’m interviewed by Adam McGovern in The Jack Kirby Collector #62. We talk about Transformers vs. G.I.Joe. The article is accompanied by a couple of my test images for the series, so it’s good to see how they look printed on a paper stock similar to what the actual comic is going to be printed on.


The editor makes a comparison between my G.I.Joe promo image and Kirby’s Cosmic NFL drawings. To me those images, hand-colored by Kirby himself, are the pinnacle of Kirby’s psychedelic cosmic god imagery. THOSE EYE-MELTING COLORS! Needless to say, I’m flattered by the comparison.


Speaking of colors, The Jack Kirby Collector recently made the switch from black-and-white to full-color printing. Kirby’s raw pencils and inked originals look amazing in full color high resolution production on glossy paper. Even his faded photocopies, made on one of the first commercial photocopier devices, take on a new depth. TJKC has been steadily carrying the Jack Kirby torch for almost 20 years (Sept. 1994). It continues to be instrumental in my Kirby education.

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