I painted these back in 2008 as a side project to honor the comics I grew up with. Looking at them today I realized Jack Kirby created half the characters in these images. And many, many more: Galactus, the Stranger, the Inhumans, the Sandman for DC, just to name a few. As I get older, I find myself looking at his work more and more. That crazy cosmic aesthetic and his creative collaborative vision helped invent a new more relevant set of American folk tales and mythology that incorporate a whole universe of beings, all of whom struggle with very human problems. In my opinion Jack Kirby belongs with Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollack in the pantheon of 20th century artists, and his work may very well outlive theirs.
So happy 97th birthday, Jack Kirby! King of Comics!
Artist: Tim Doyle for our One Year of Batman screen prints Project. On sale on www.frenchpaperartclub.com
On sale August 6th at 12pm EDT !
GOTHAM PD – Regular Edition (red) – 45€ / on sale HERE
4 color hand pulled screen-print (W/ split fountain)Limited Edition of 120Large size: 16 x 36Signed & numbered by the artistOfficially licensed (DC Comics/Warner)
GOTHAM PD – Variant Edition (blue) Glow in the Dark – 55€ / on sale HERE
Glow-in-the-Dark Edition5 color hand pulled screen-print (W/ split fountain)Limited Edition of 55Large size: 16 x 36Signed & numbered by the artistOfficially licensed (DC Comics/Warner)