We’re at Day 14 of Howard Simpson’s month-long online celebration of the work of Jack Kirby! It’s open to all creatives, and you can find the work people are posting by the hashtag #KirbyArtTributes.
Today’s prompt: “Draw a monster or an alien created by Jack Kirby.” There are many possibilities out there! As mentioned previously with Groot, Kirby did a whole bunch of monsters during the Atlas era. But instead of one of those, I opted for the one you see here: Angry Charlie. His visual called out to me.
Angry Charlie was a Kirby Kreation during his run on the Jimmy Olsen comic for DC, which he’d made part of the titles where he was unfolding his “Fourth World” stories, along with Forever People, New Gods and Mister Miracle. Angry Charlie was a creation of the Evil Factory, which was ultimately destroyed at the end of that story. Charlie wasn’t really bad, and the gang had a soft spot for him, so they took him home with them.
Hope you liked Charlie, and tune in again tomorrow!