Doku: Jack Kirby – King of Comics

Eine wunderbare, mit einer Viertelstunde angenehm kurze Dokumentation über Jack Kirby, dem zeichnerischen Schöpfer von Captain America, Fantastic Four, Thor, Hulk oder den X-Men, und das ist nur ein kleiner Ausschnitt aus seiner Arbeit.

For almost a decade, Kirby provided Marvel’s house style, co-creating with Stan Lee many of the Marvel characters and designing their visual motifs. At Lee’s request, he often provided new-to-Marvel artists “breakdown” layouts , over which they would pencil in order to become acquainted with the Marvel look. As artist Gil Kane described Kirby’s influence:
„Everybody recognized Jack’s contribution to comics generally and to Marvel specifically, in the same way they recognize that God created the heavens and the Earth… it wasn’t merely that Jack conceived most of the characters that are being done, but more than that – Jack’s point of view and philosophy of drawing became the governing philosophy of the entire publishing company and, beyond the publishing company, of the entire field.“ (Wikipedia)

Die Dokumentation in zwei Teilen nach dem Klick, hier noch ein paar seiner Cover für Marvel Monster (via Superpunch).


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