To continue the theme of Disney/Marvel, comes this piece done by the great Jack Kirby way back in 1991 by Jack Kirby for ‘The Art of Mickey Mouse’.

Back in 1991, I did a coffee table art book “The Art of Mickey Mouse”, I got artists from around the world to do their interpertation of “The World’s Favorite Mouse.” One of the first people I called was Jack Kirby. He and his wife Roz were very excited about the idea. He sent me two drawings, as I recall, and I chose this one. I colored it “animation style,” with the black line on an overlay and  the background colors underneath. Jack’s contribution was part of a touring exhibit of art from the book throughout Japan. So, Marvel is called by some fans “The House that Jack Built” (not, in my opinion to take ANYTHING  away from the brilliant genius Stan Lee’s more than vital part.) And here’s Jack doing Mickey! Is this weird, or what?

via Super I.T.C.H.

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Stephen Schleicher

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4 Comments

  1. Navarre
    September 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm — Reply

    Well…that’s different.

    So who’s this Jack Kirby guy?

  2. September 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    I could look at Kirby artwork all day, but I just find this a little disturbing. i like it, but now I have images of Donald Duck as Orion going thru my head! :o

    Even weirder, the MM on his chest resembles the old Marvelman logo!

    Great find!

  3. Sam Dunham
    September 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    That is some kind of awesome.

  4. Kirby
    September 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    Pete as Darkseid.

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