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Neat Kirby Inking Challenge

Bumped – I’ve gotten four entries so far, and they’re quite good, but I’d like a couple more before I share them with you folks.

This nice fellow named dogwelder on Flickr decided to re-ink a panel I posted awhile back as an example of how DC had people redraw Kirby’s Superman.

I liked his ink job, but I call upon you artists out there to give it a shot, too! Re-ink the same panel dogwelder did, and e-mail a jpeg of it to me (bcronin@comicbookresources.com), and I’ll post them! It’s just the one panel, so it shouldn’t take up too much of your time.

Sound cool? If so, get inking!

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[...] Comics Should Be Good wants you to join in the fun started by someone (or something) named dogwelder by doing your own inking of a Jack Kirby panel This nice fellow named dogwelder on Flickr decided to re-ink a panel I posted awhile back as an example of how DC had people redraw Kirby’s Superman. [...]

Funny enough – have you checked out Jim Rugg’s livejournal lately?

To answer a particular question: Dogwelder was a hilarious character from Ennis’ Hitman. He was part of a disfunctional “superhero” team called Section 8, along with the Defenastrator and Friendly Fire.

Hey, a post about me! Neat!
I’m glad you enjoyed my cheese-ball inking of Kirby’s Superman, but the good Kirby re-inking is in the Reinking Thor pool. There is some AMAZING stuff there.

Aren’t inkers just a bunch of tracers anyway?

That livejournal just reminds me that Jim Rugg is AWESOME.

Wow, Jim Rugg is awesome.

Jim Rugg!! That’s the first time I have ever wanted to buy Aquaman. And they were just sketches for fun.

seeing the picture, I stand by my original statement: DC made the right call in the first place…

No no no! Jack Kirby’s Superman might not have matched the official model of the time, but at least it was a Jack Kirby style face in a Jack Kirby style picture. That Superman face – while being a perfectly good Superman face – just looks sill y in the middle of a Jack Kirby picture.

It’s nearly as bad as the time they had a different artist do Scully and Mulder’s faces when Charlie Adlard was drawing X-Files

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