Friday, June 08, 2007

Sketch Challenge: Ink Kirby's Thor!

The Cannon boys are cartoonists. That's what they are and what they do. They draw all day and dream about drawing all night. They can draw anything you can think of. They will draw things you have never heard of. They will draw a box. They will draw in socks. SKETCH CHALLENGE GO!

Today the Cannon boys have inked a Jack Kirby Thor page once delineated by Vince "The Prince" Colletta. As Adam Koford (aka Ape Lad) says in his introduction to this Flickr pool:

If you're a fan of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's epic run on the Mighty Thor, you've heard (and maybe even share) the complaints about the inking style of Vince Colletta. Well, now is your chance to put your ink where your mouth is and have some fun re-embellishing a select page of Kirby's dynamic artistry!"

So be it! Kevin shall ink the left, and Zander shall ink the right!

*Click on the image for a larger view*

I heartily agree with the notion that one should earn the right to criticize by at least giving it a shot oneself. If nothing else, you learn something. So we boys have learned something today. One, it's fun to ink Jack Kirby. Two, if Vince Colletta inked as fast as people said he did, the guy must have been a genius. Three, that's lovely Elizabethan English that Norse god inhabiting the body of an American doctor is speaking. Four, Zander couldn't bring himself to "re-imagine" Kirby the way Kevin did. I mean, he even slavishly kept to Sam Rosen's lettering!

Give it a shot! There's a non-photo blue image up on the site to download and print. And check out all the other versions up on Flickr; they're pretty great.

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At 4:58 PM, OpenID liquidwater said...

Did anyone come close to the Colletta version, quality wise?


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