Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 99th birthday. I’ve written about him, his art, and his influence many times over the years, and I invite you to check some of that out. Even if you just look at the pictures. Because the pictures are what count, after all. The pictures are what made him The King. https://dorkforty.wordpress.com/tag/jack-kirby/
If you really want to get in-depth with the pictures, in fact, you could go check out HiLowBrow’s excellent Kirb Your Enthusiasm feature, in which various writers discuss single Kirby panels in great detail: http://hilobrow.com/tag/kirb-enthusiasm/
And if that’s not enough Kirby for ya, you could also go here, and read a far better tribute to the man than I’ve ever written: https://handoffire.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/kirby-at-99-chasing-the-mystery/
But as for me, this year… I don’t think I’m going to go in-depth in my birthday celebration. I’m tired tonight, and feeling contemplative. And thinking that, more than anything else, the work is what’s important. So here’s a picture of The King at Work.
Happy birthday, Mr. Kirby. And here’s to hoping that it’s celebrated for many years to come.