Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hail to the King: Jack Kirby's Concept Art for Lord of Light/Argo in Mind-Melting Colour.

The story behind Barry Ira Geller's proposed movie/theme park adaption of Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light is now well known via Ben Affleck's doubtless competent Oscar winner of a couple of years back.  The concept artwork for the project was undertaken by the mighty Jack Kirby, one of twentieth century pop culture's great visionaries.  This artwork was already pretty astonishing in black and white, but Heavy Metal magazine recently commissioned Mark Englert to colourise it, and the results are mind-melting - at times suggesting that Kirby had been to Alex Grey land before Alex Grey himself: 

Just image this stuff as a movie - better still, a THEME PARK:

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