And we’ve reached Day 24 of Howard Simpson’s month-long Jack Kirby Tribute, in honor of Jack’s birthday this month! It’s open to all creatives, and you can find their posts on your favorite social media platforms via the hashtag #KirbyArtTributes.
Today’s prompt: “Draw a character or scene from Jack Kirby’s Devil Dinosaur series.” I’ve drawn Devil himself, and his partner Moon Boy here.
When Kirby returned to Marvel in the ’70s, many were expecting Jack to be working with other writers (like he had with Stan Lee previously). But this time around, Jack preferred to just have his own little corner where he did his own thing. Devil Dinosaur was one of the new titles he came up with.
The book seemed like perhaps it was aimed at a younger audience (It would’ve made a solid Saturday morning cartoon). Artistically, like all Kirby books, it had its moments (there’s an especially imaginative two-page spread that can stand with the best two-page spreads Kirby ever did). There was also a bit of fun in the fact they’d play around with different inkers on many of the covers (like they also did on his Machine Man covers).
Never tried to draw Devil Dinosaur before! Bill Stout or Ricardo Delgado I’m not, but I had fun trying it. Hope you enjoy! And tune in again tomorrow to see what’s next.