You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry!

We’ve made it now to Day 18 of Howard Simp­son’s month-long online cel­e­bra­tion of Jack Kir­by! It’s open to all cre­atives, and you can find their work on your favorite social media plat­forms by the hash­tag #Kir­b­yArt­Trib­ut­es.

Today’s prompt was Ori­on, from the book New Gods. Though he’s most def­i­nite­ly on the side of New Gen­e­sis and fight­ing against Apokolips, he has his demons! His sto­ry is inter­twined with Scott Free/Mister Mir­a­cle’s, and rather than spoil it for you, you can read about it in “The Pact” (New Gods #7).

It was fun to try to cap­ture some of the “angry ener­gy” Ori­on often has in this draw­ing. Hope you enjoy! Please tune in again tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry!

  1. Joe musich

    Got ‘em. Great piece. All these head shots have been quite the gift to the view­ing pub­lic. What I real­ly like is that each piece springs this view­er’s imag­i­na­tion to fin­ish the scene. It would be inter­est­ing to see/hear what oth­ers see in the rest of their pic­ture. And of course what you con­jure also. Thanks

    1. Mark Post author

      Orig­i­nal­ly my thought going into these was that they’d just be a series of char­ac­ter por­traits. But along the way, in try­ing to keep it inter­est­ing, nar­ra­tive has sort of crept into a num­ber of them. Which isn’t a bad thing, since we’re talk­ing about char­ac­ters cre­at­ed to tell a sto­ry in the first place. So I’m all for it if the view­er sees these and wants to fill in a sto­ry in their own minds.


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