Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday…

Jack “King” Kirby - 91st Anniversary of his birth…

Sadly, for reasons I won't bore you guys with, I was unable to post this on Thursday, but although a day and an hour late I would still like to celebrate Jack’s Birthday with everyone. As you all know Jack is the guy responsible for me wanting to work as a comic artist from back when I first saw his wonderfully powerful artwork at around eight years old.

He would have been 91 on Thursday August 28th.

I found the above New Gods image with “amended lettering” a while ago from a great Blog by Chris Sims, regarding Jack’s birthday last year. You can check out the rest of the Blog here:

Chris’s Incredible Super-Blog

Happy Birthday Jack!

This Thor Cover from Issue #171 is one of my all-time favourites and sports some superb inks by the late Bill Everett, creator of The Sub-Mariner. Bill also inked the inside art too - a really beautiful issue all round!!!

My next Blog:

Bentley “Bogtrotter”.

You’ll have to come back to see what I mean…

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 27th 2008