A long established comic god of mine is Jack "THE KING" Kirby. It's certainly unfortunate I didn't get into Kirby in my formative nerd years, but Kirby is from the old school (shit! could say invented "the school") and it was all a bit wild for kid Ian. Kirby is unbridled cosmic level imagination on page, from his design and character creation to his story elements and scripting nobody did it like him. He's the classic case of being the man behind the curtain that was creating all the fantastic mythology for marvel and dc, but of course was given none of the real profit or ownership. But all the fans know the incredible scope of what the king is responsible for and the big two have also come a long ways in giving credit to the man on a lot of his trademark characters and ideas. Here's a couple tastes of Kirby acid to drop
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I did the curious George this week and went to ACE hardware to pick up my art supplies for this year. It was very surprising to know that ACE even carried 2b charcoal pencils or art gum erasers, I assumed the store was always just for paint, man tools, and where old men go to talk about building sheds and such all day. They do not give student discounts to needy sou art geeks though, so farts to ACE.