Zander and Kevin's Inks inspired Frank Miller!
** UPDATE ** We forget to mention the most important part of the story -- that Shad Petosky of Puny caught this bizarre error. However, I don't know what's worse, that our picture was put into the Spirit DVD featurette or that Shad was watching the Spirit in the first place! Anyway, good eyes, Shad!
On the extra DVD features of Frank Miller's movie The Spirit, there is a section in which he talks about his influences. As he inevitably talks about Jack Kirby, there are long panning shots of several Kirby pages. Someone wasn't on their toes, though, because one of the pages was this one...
...which Kevin and I inked for a Flickr pool in which Adam Koford dared artists to ink better than Vince Colletta. My side (the right side) is very similar to Kirby's classic style, but even a cursory glance will tell you that Kevin's left side is not. Not even on Kirby's weirdest day did he put Xs on the eyes of an unconscious character.
A clip of the video is here:
While I scratched my head in wonder, Kevin pointed out that this image on our website was a healthy 1500 pixels wide; better than most images of Kirby art on the web.
Here's the original on our office wall, where it's been hanging for the past two years:
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