Doin’ it Kirby Style!

Ajak sketch by Rene Arreola -

Jack Kirby. That name in the comic book industry is revered by writers, artists, editors and fans alike. And, if you haven’t heard of “The King’s” name before or seen his work, well, you are missing out. Jack, along with Stan Lee, created and crafted some of the most memorable comic book superheroes and stories. For this post, I was looking to draw something Kirby-esque. It just so happened I picked up the entire run of the Eternals published by Marvel originally in 1976. I saw this pose of this character, named Ajak, and I grabbed my pencil and cut up a piece of drawing paper to sketch this. Pencil art by yours truly. Inspiration by Jack “The King” Kirby.

And now…Karkas!

Karkas digital sketch by Rene Arreola

I am a fan of vintage comics and I just recently acquired the entire, original run of Jack Kirby’s “The Eternals”. Published by Marvel Comics back in the mid to late 70s, I have always been a fan of how Jack Kirby’s work always seemed to have such an energy about it. While thumbing through the series, I came upon this character, named “Karkas” and thought he would be fun to draw. Something so inhuman looking yet obviously humanoid, made it a fun draw