A little something for this Halloween.

A little something for this Halloween.

My submission for the ‘Kirby Gangsters Competition’ on Deviant Art’s Jack-Kirby-Club. Got the idea for this knowing Jack was a big fan of Warner Bros. gangster films and more specifically, crime movies starring James Cagney. Actually from what I’ve read, the King chose the name “Jack Kirby” because it reminded him of the name “James Cagney” (not to mention a lot of people noted similarities between Kirby and Cagney for their similar appearance and demeanor). So with that in mind, I decided to make a fake (Kirby inspired) Cagney themed comic cover that would fit in with the type of sci-fi concepts the King was exploring during his time at DC Comics in the 1970s.

My submission for the ‘Kirby Gangsters Competition’ on Deviant Art’s Jack-Kirby-Club. Got the idea for this knowing Jack was a big fan of Warner Bros. gangster films and more specifically, crime movies starring James Cagney. Actually from what I’ve read, the King chose the name “Jack Kirby” because it reminded him of the name “James Cagney” (not to mention a lot of people noted similarities between Kirby and Cagney for their similar appearance and demeanor). So with that in mind, I decided to make a fake (Kirby inspired) Cagney themed comic cover that would fit in with the type of sci-fi concepts the King was exploring during his time at DC Comics in the 1970s.

Devilman! A Daredevil/Deadman amalgamation.

Devilman! A Daredevil/Deadman amalgamation.

Disney villains as Batman villains.

Disney villains as Batman villains.

A couple ‘a Bonnie and Clyde types, see?Was not my intent to caricature Robert Culp for the guy, but that’s how I think it turned out.

A couple ‘a Bonnie and Clyde types, see?

Was not my intent to caricature Robert Culp for the guy, but that’s how I think it turned out.

Henry Silva in THE ITALIAN CONNECTION (La mala ordina).

Henry Silva in THE ITALIAN CONNECTION (La mala ordina).

Gangster or gumshoe I dunno. Pretty definite Charles McGraw vibe though.

Gangster or gumshoe I dunno. Pretty definite Charles McGraw vibe though.

Harder to pull off the same thing with Yosemite Sam, so here’s Montana Max as Jonah Hex!

Harder to pull off the same thing with Yosemite Sam, so here’s Montana Max as Jonah Hex!

Celebrating the birthday of The King of Comics! Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994). RIP.

Celebrating the birthday of The King of Comics! Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994). RIP.

Here’s a picture I drew of Lauren Bacall a few years ago. Unintentionally a bit more caricature like (because I sucked at drawing), but I like the essence I captured of her (in black and white of course!). RIP, Lauren Bacall. For film-noir gals, she’s my favorite femme-fatale!

Here’s a picture I drew of Lauren Bacall a few years ago. Unintentionally a bit more caricature like (because I sucked at drawing), but I like the essence I captured of her (in black and white of course!). RIP, Lauren Bacall. For film-noir gals, she’s my favorite femme-fatale!