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Jack Kirby

A prezi about cartoonist Jack Kirby
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Jimmy Mikkelsen

on 7 March 2011

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Like many of today's success stories, it all begins with a birth date on the Lower East Side of New York City. The birth date was August 28, 1917, and the Kurtzberg family was one more strong. And the growing up period is not entirely atypical, either: Street-fighting, the usual childhood activities, and the burgeoning instinct of self-preservation were all a part of it. And, too, there was the foreshadowing of what was to come - the doodles cluttering every available scrap of paper, the 'wasted' afternoons at the movies... the profound interest in stories. That, more than anything else, occupied young Jack's time. Schooling was not the best and certainly inadequate in the field of creative writing and art.Jack Kirby was, then, the student without an official teacher. He learned from anyone who had something to offer, adopting the virtues and making them his own. An early source of art-inspiration, for example, was Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon newspaper strip. Splendidly illustrated, it has served as the model for a majority of today's panel-artists. Some of them have adopted its techniques with little reservations and others, like Kirby, now boast very little of the then-important Raymond influence. He learned techniques, not styles, and then went on to make them his own.The storytelling sense grew, as well, and it was to be important... for it was most likely what led the youthful Kirby into comics instead of into serious illustration. From the start, his drawing style was never intended to emulate reality or to provide any sort of photographic representation. Rather, it was to tell exciting, interesting stories - the Kirby conception of anatomy, for example, defies all manner of real physiology. It does, however, perfectly convey the idea of figures in motion. A semi-realistic caricature - realistic to be identifiable and exaggerated for effect.Remaining sketchbooks from Kirby's earlier days are filled with pencil renderings of expertly-formed, carefully-shaded figures and scenes. With such potential, it came as no surprise that Kirby should enroll in the famed Pratt Institute to refine his abilities.It did, however, come as a surprise when he dropped out the afternoon of his first day at Pratt. Family financial pressures necessitated such and it wasn't long before Kirby was searching for practical applications of his talents - those which would be both financially rewarding and self-satisfying …

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ON KIRBY'S ART! http://kirbymuseum.org/jackmagic A little bit about Jack and Stan's group dynamic. And other Jack Facts.
http://www.povonline.com/jackfaq/JackFaq1.htm Absorbing Man, Adam Warlock, Agent Axis, Aginar, Agron, Aireo, Ajak, Alpha Primitive, Amphibion, Annihilus, Ant-Man, Ares, Arishem the Judge, Atlas, Avengers, Balder, Batroc the Leaper, Beast, Big Barda, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Racer, Blastaar, Blob, Boomerang, Boy Commandos, Brotherhood of Mutants, Bucky, Burner, Captain 3-D, Captain America, Captain Barracuda, Captain Glory, Sharon Carter, Challengers of the Unknown, Izzy Cohen, Crazy Quilt, Crystal, Cyclops, Darkseid, Deep Six, Delphan Brothers, Desaad, Destroyer, Devil Dinosaur, Devilance, Diablo, Dingbats of Danger Street, Dionysus, Doctor Bedlam, Doctor Doom, Doctor Faustus, Domo, Doughboy, Dragon Man, Dreaming Celestial, Dredmund the Druid, Dromedan, Druig, Dubbilex, Dum Dum Dugan, Morgan Edge, Egghead, Ego the Living Planet, Elektro, Enchantress, Enclave, Eson the Searcher, Eternals, Etrigan the Demon, Executioner, Fafnir, Fandral, Fantastic Four, Female Furies, Fenris Wolf, Fighting American, Fin Fang Foom, Fixer, Fly, Forager, Forever People, Forgotten One, Jane Foster, Frightful Four, Funky Flashman, Nick Fury, Galactus, Gammenon the Gatherer, Gargoyle, Global Peace Agency, Glorious Godfrey, Googam, Goom, Gorgilla, Gorgon, Granny Goodness, Gregory Gideon, Grey Gargoyle, Jean Grey, Groot, Growing Man, Guardian, H.E.R.B.I.E., Hargen the Measurer, Agatha Harkness, Hate-Monger, Heimdall, Hela, Hera, Herald of Galactus, Hercules, High Evolutionary, Highfather, Himon, Hogun, Hulk, Human Torch, Iceman, Idunn, Ikaris, Immortus, Imperial Hydra, Impossible Man, Infinity-Man, Inhumans, Intergang, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, It the Living Colossus, Janus the Nega-Man, Jemiah the Analyzer, Gabe Jones, Rick Jones, Juggernaut, Junior Juniper, Justifiers, Kala, Kalibak, Kamandi, Kang the Conqueror, Kanto, Karkas, Karnak, Karnilla, Kiber the Cruel, Kingo Sunen, Klarion the Witch Boy, Klaw, Kobra, Krang, Kree, Kro, Lashina, Lifter, Lightray, Live Wire, Living Monolith, Lockjaw, Loki, Willie Lumpkin, Machine Man, Mad Thinker, Magneto, Maha Yogi, Makkari, Man-Beast, Dino Manelli, Mangog, Manhunter, Manhunters, Bruno Mannheim, Mantis, MastermindAlicia Masters, Maximus, Medusa, Mentallo, Metron, Mister Fantastic, Mister Miracle, MODOK, Mogul of the Mystic Mountain, Mole Man, Molecule Man, Molten Man-Thing, Monsteroso, Moon-Boy, Morgaine le Fey, New Gods, Newsboy Legion, Nezarr the Calculator, Mister Miracle, OMAC, Oberon, Odin, Olympians, One Above All, Oneg the Prober, Orion, Parademon, Peepers, Plunderer, Pluto, Power Broker, Psycho-Man, Punisher, Puppet Master, Henry Pym, Quicksilver, Radioactive Man, Rebel Ralston, Randall Darby, Ransak the Reject, Rawhide Kid, Red Ghost, Red Skull, Resistants, Franklin Richards, Ringmaster, Ronan the Accuser, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, S.H.I.E.L.D., Sandman, Happy Sam Sawyer, Scarlet Witch, Seeker, Sentinel, Sentry, Sersi, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, Sif, Sigmar, Silver Surfer, Skrull, Sky Masters, Slither, Space Phantom, Sprite, Steppenwolf, Franklin Storm, Stranger, Baron Strucker, Sonny Sumo, Super-Skrull, Surtur, Tefral the Surveyor, Thena, Thing, Thor, Tigra, Toad, Brother Tode, Trapster, Bolivar Trask, Triton, Tumbler, Dan Turpin, Tutinax, Two-Gun Kid, Tyr, Uatu, Ulik, Uni-Mind, Unus the Untouchable, Valkin, Virman Vundabar, Vision, Volla, Volstagg, Jed Walker, Warriors Three, Wasp, Watcher, Whirlwind, Wizard, Wonder Man, Wong-Chu, Warren Worthington III, Wrecker, X-Men, Professor X, Xemu, Yancy Street Gang, Ho Yinsen, Ymir, Zabu, Zarin, Zarrko, Baron Zemo, Zeus, Ziran the Tester, Arnim Zola, Zuras. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Characters_created_by_Jack_Kirby
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