Jack Kirby, controlling the universe with a pencil.
Back on August 28 (Kirby’s Birthday, and inter-galactic holiday) the fine and dandy folks at Hero Initiative worked with Kirby’s family to make the day about raising money to support comics creators in need. Hero asked artists to “wake up and draw” something to do with Jolly Jack, as a birthday card to the King, and as a piece of quickie artwork that can be auctioned off to raise funds for those creators who need Hero Initiative’s help.
I love to throw my two cents into Hero Initiative whenever I can–and when I heard about the campaign, I jumped in with a Kirby drawing of my own.
Here’s my woke-up-and-drew sketch of Bashful Ben sucking back on his beloved cheroot…’cause if you’re paying tribute to Jack, it should at least smell like Cuba’s on fire.
- click here to be taken to the auction
The blurry-eyed morning doodle is up for auction on Comicartfans. There are lots and lots of other sketches by lots of wonderful generous creators who rolled out of bed and drew before they’d even properly woken up! Check ’em all out! The bidding ends on Wednesday October 16. Give money to Hero Inititiave and take home a piece of art drawn by one of us in our underwear before our morning coffee.
Ty the Guy OUT!
And here’s your BONUS Kirby Sketch Moment:
The rarely seen Jack Kirby sketch of what Doctor Doom REALLY looked like under the mask. Stan had other ideas, but Jack believed it was a really teeny scar.
This week’s award-wishing BUN TOONS featured Mr. Kirby, and some flash in the pan painter from Europe. Click here to read it.
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Back at FanExpo Canada 2011 today…the con is open 10am-8pm.
Our buddies at Heroes of the North will be having a “Meet and Greet” at 4:30pm in Room 713.
Look for the TCW booth (to the left of the Autograph Signing Area; wander through the tables along the back wall and find Booth #125), and say hello to the creators of Holmes Incorporated #2.
Again, Ty will be P-O57A.
Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 4pm. Check the website for all the details…
The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop booth will be in the lobby by the escalators leading to the convention area. Copies of Holmes Incorporated #2 will be for sale, and HI2 creators will be at the booth throughout the weekend, available for signings, sketches and questions. Ty will be there on Sunday (time tba).
Art: Leonard Kirk. Colours: K. T. Smith
Ty will be sitting at P-O57A (look for UBISOFT…then look past Artists’ Alley to the wall, and there he’ll be).
From 5-6pm today, Ty and Rob Pincombe will be running the workshop, “MAKE YOUR OWN DARN COMIC! ASSEMBLING THE HOLMES INC. PROJECT” with other members of the HI2 creative team. In Room 717.
The convention ends at 9pm today–but there’s lots more to come all weekend long!
See you there,
Just a few of the comics Ty Templeton has work in...
which means it’s only four more days until Toronto ComiCon: Fan Appreciation Event, where Ty will be signing, sketching and telling tales. (Lots of ’em–some of them even true.)