JACK KIRBY has long been heralded as “The King of Comics,” and justifiably
Jack Kirby Pencils and Inks Artisan Edition continues IDW’s amazing string of archival projects with DC Comics. Three fantastic first issues are presented here, all published in the early 1970s by DC Comics—The Demon #1, Kamandi #1, and OMAC #1! Produced with the full cooperation of The Jack Kirby Museum, caretakers of a massive digital archive entirely devoted to Kirby’s works, including all the pencil copies featured in this book. Jack Kirby Pencils and Inks Artisan Edition provides great insight into the creative process of a master of his craft—we would almost call this a textbook of comic art except it’s too much fun!
JACK KIRBY PENCILS AND INKS
so; Kirby’s innovative and dynamic artwork has set the bar for all those who followed him into the world of sequential storytelling. And while there have been dozens of books devoted to Kirby over the years, including several Artist’s Editions in IDW’s award-winning format, this volume will showcase Kirby’s art in a new and unprecedented way—as side-by-side examples of his work, both in PENCIL and INK!
JACK KIRBY PENCILS AND INKS Artisan Edition
DEMON • KAMANDI • OMAC
INKS BY MIKE ROYER
IDW PUBLISHING TED ADAMS, CEO & Publisher
GREG GOLDSTEIN, President & COO
ROBBIE ROBBINS, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist CHRIS RYALL, Editor-in-Chief & CCO
MATTHEW RUZICKA, CPA & Chief Financial Officer DIRK WOOD, VP of Marketing
LORELEI BUNJES, VP of Digital Services
JEFF WEBBER, VP of Licensing, Digital and Subsidiary Rights JERRY BENNINGTON, VP of New Product Development
SPECIAL THANKS Ted Adams, Greg Goldstein, Rand Hoppe, The Jack Kirby Museum, Lisa Kirby, Neal Kirby, Lou Copeland, Tom Kraft,
Sandy Resnick, David Folkman, Mike Royer, and Tod Seisser. Concept and Design by TOM KRAFT Edited by SCOTT DUNBIER
For more about IDW Publishing, please visit www.idwpublishing.com. For more on the legacy of Jack Kirby, please visit www.kirbymuseum.org. ISBN: 978-1-63140-758-1 ISBN: 978-1-63140-892-2 Jack Kirby Museum Edition 19 18 17 16 1 2 3 4 Printed in Korea JACK KIRBY PENCILS AND INKS: ARTISAN EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. OCTOBER 2016. Cover, new material and compilation copyright © 2016 DC Comics. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in single magazine form in The Demon #1, Kamandi #1, and OMAC #1. Copyright © 1972, 1974 DC Comics. All Rights Reserved. All characters, their distinctive likenesses and related elements featured in this publication are trademarks of DC Comics. The stories, characters and incidents featured in this publication are entirely fictional. Published by IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial Offices: 2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All names, characters, and locales are entirely fictional: Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC.
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Published on Dec 5, 2016
Jack Kirby has been called the King of Comics, and rightfully so. For more than 40 years he was the most vital and groundbreaking artist in...