King Kirby

Jack KirbyLately I’ve been thinking a lot about comic books, in a way that I haven’t since I was fifteen. This kind of started when I bought “The Comics Journal Library: Jack Kirby,” a compendium of interviews with and essays about the legendary Jack Kirby, who is often referred to as the most influential artist to ever work in comic books. The book is LP-sized and loaded with terrific samples of Kirby’s singular, hyper-dynamic brand of art, but it’s also wonderfully rich in its essays and musings on Kirby’s place in history. You would expect no less from the laudably literary minds at The Comics Journal.