Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy birthday to Jack " KING " Kirby



It was rough finding this drawing on the web...it took about an hour to actually find it. I finally found it on Ebay of all places. We've seen Kirby Conan drawings before. The one where he's swinging his sword across his body and the cover of Giant sized CONAN #5...but this one from the "Jack Kirby Heroes and villains sketchbook" is special...he drew it specifically for his wife Roz to present as a present with other characters in one huge beautiful sketchbook. I have a copy of the sketchbook but the copy I have has all the drawings in inked form by different pro artists. I did not think that the guy who inked the CONAN drawing did Kirby's pencils any justice at all. He was just not right for the job IMHO.

But here it is in all his DYNAMIC greatness...CONAN by the KING!

4 comments:

Charles R. Rutledge said...

I always thought it a shame that Kirby didn't get a chance to draw a whole issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian. I suppose Tales of Asgard and the one shot Atlas are about as close as we'll get to Kirby sword & sorcery. There was also a character called Lonar who appeared in backup stories in New Gods who looks very much like Conan.

Mikeyboy said...

REJECT from the ETERNALS...looks like CONAN too.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

He did, and he had a similar temperament! Not someone to mess with.

Mikeyboy said...

Except for the two private drawings Jack did in his own sketch books...Giant CONAN 5 is the only KIRBY CONAN in print. Unless I missed something somewhere?