by Jesse Marinoff Reyes:
Jack Kirby self-portrait
DC Comics, ca. early-1970s
Illustration: Jack “King” Kirby (1917-1994), pencils, and Vince Colletta (1923-1991), inks.
As the gallery description notes, over the course of the next week we will post a-Kirby-a-day as we count down to what would have been Jack Kirby’s 95th Birthday: covers, comic pages and maybe some original art culled from sources and some excavated from deep in the REYES DESIGN archives.
Note: On Kirby’s drawing board he is rendering a page from an issue of his DC Comics series The New Gods (Orion at top panel left). LONG LIVE THE KING!