Jack Kirby drawn by Drew Friedman

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12 Responses to “Jack Kirby drawn by Drew Friedman”

  1. UncaScrooge says:

    Evan Dorkin speaks on behalf of Jack Kirby.

  2. O.K., Drew Friedman’s portrait of Jack Kirby is better than mine, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pip_r_lagenta/4212941666/
    but I created mine years ago.  If Drew Friedman is going to catch up to me, he still has a lot of work to do.  Where is Drew Friedman’s portrait of Octavia E. Butler?  I ask you!

  3. liquidself says:

    He’s a two-fisted thinker!

  4. Vinnie Tesla says:

    I didn’t know Friedman was capable of non-venomous portraiture!

  5. aperturehead says:

    Even back in his purely black and white days, Drew Friedman was heavy-handed to say the least. His more recent colorized illustrations completely lack subtlety and break through into the world of the ham-fisted. I really think he should have allowed his career to come to an end after his bombastic Tor Johnson portraits. And why has Friedman put Jack Kirby in a kind of “grand universe” setting? It makes Kirby look like Wernher Van Braun. Throwing around phrases such as “world’s finest portrait artist” doesn’t make it so.

  6. kiptw says:

    My opinion on Friedman has changed a couple of times. I now take his works on their individual merits. I’ll agree he’s generally a fine portrait artist, but this one doesn’t do it for me. It looks like Nixon, and I don’t think Mr. Kirby wanted to be Tricky Dick.

  7. hyperfocal says:

    I didn’t know Jack had such a colossal head.

  8. Halloween_Jack says:

    I like it. It’s pretty restrained for Friedman, and shows Kirby in a contemplative mood, which is pretty rare if not unheard of among artistic portrayals of him (including self-portraits).

  9. Kai Cable says:

    looks like Stan Lee… just sayin’

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