The book no comics creator or fan will want to miss! We are all aware of Jack Kirby’s legacy, just as we all know the stories about his input into the medium and how he virtually created the ‘look’ of comics today. In his half century career, it has been estimated that Jack wrote and drew almost 40,000 pages of comic book art – a truly staggering achievement; added to that fact is that he continually changed his style to produce fresh and exciting work, gives some measure of the man’s imagination and powers. Moreover, and almost single-handedly, Jack wrote, designed and illustrated the look of the American comic book. From 1937 until 1983, Jack created (or co-created) a multitude of mythical and magical characters such as Captain America, the Silver Surfer and Galactus, Challengers of the Unknown, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Nick Fury, the Black Panther, the Red Skull, Doctor Doom, Modok, Annihilus, the Demon, the New Gods, the Eternals, the Forever People, Mister Miracle…the list is as endless as the characters are timeless. Although other creators had an incredible impact on comics and the sequential medium in general, none were or have been more profound, nor everlasting than Jack; stunning stories and concepts; complete penciled pages of ideas/stories/characters all from Jack’s limitless imagination, all put down on paper. British Artist/Writer Glenn B Fleming twice travelled half way around the world to Thousand Oaks, California to visit Kirby and his wife, Roz, spending over 10 hours with the King of Comics, speaking at length about his life and career. The culmination of those visits morphed into this book: ‘Jack Kirby : A Personal Journey : Words & Pictures’. The book also boasts over 40 photographs of Fleming with the Kirby’s, intimately discussing both Jack’s art and life in an unforgettable dialogue between two men: one the master creator and the other the fan.
Publisher: New Haven Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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