Yesterday was Jack Kirby Day--Jack's Birthday--and so that got me to thinking about the weekend challenge and the combination of the two usually brings up all of the wonderful characters and creations of The King. And so, for our purposes in the weekend challenge I usually come up with a duo or small team of characters so that they are manageable to portray in an extended challenge like the ones we do here. For Jack Kirby that can mean many characters, worlds of characters even. And that always makes me feel like I'm limiting the possibilities for those who may want to be more adventurous and go in a different direction. So I'm going to offer up two choices...
First up is the FANTASTIC FOUR! The FF was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby, who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics with this title that they would use from then on. As the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics, it formed a cornerstone of the company's 1960s rise from a small division of a publishing company to a pop-culture conglomerate. Ever since their introduction, the Fantastic Four have been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional, yet loving, family. Breaking convention with other comic-book archetypes of the time, they would squabble and hold grudges both deep and petty, and eschewed anonymity or secret identities in favor of celebrity status.
Your first challenge/choice is to draw the Fantastic Four in a team/family shot together!
Your second challenge/choice is to draw any of the creations of Jack Kirby you please! If you aren't sure what characters Jack Kirby had a hand in creating, I recommend Google or Wikipedia or any message board of note on the subject of comics (here is a good place to ask too!).
There is no time limit for this challenge!
The deadline is Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2pm ET (U.S.)!
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