For anyone who couldn’t get to the “Kirby Consciousness” exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, here are a few hurried snaps Richard Sheaf took the other evening, offering plenty of examples of Jack Kirby comics and artists taking their own spin on his work.
In a special tribute to the Jack Kirby centennial, Orbital’s gallery took a ride along the rainbow bridge for the past month, inviting a slew of amazing artists to contribute their own Kirby-inspired creations to an exciting end-of-year show; from Kirby Krackle to Kirbytronics, the mighty architecture of Asgard and more.
The exhibition has just ended, but Orbital didn’t rest on their laurels. Now on show is an Images Comics-inspired exhibition, A Void Trip to Paradiso – a road-trip buddy movie through space and, a sci-fi adventure set inside a living city seeking to understand ‘life’.
This latest exhibition showcases the incredible storytelling and world-building of Image Comics’ latest series, Void Trip and Paradiso, with original pages by artists Plaid Klaus and Dev Pramanik.
The exhibition runs at Orbital until 15th February 2018 and series co-creators and writers, Ram V (Paradiso) and Ryan O’Sullivan (Void Trip), were at Orbital on Saturday 20th January for launch celebrations, and an exhibition walkthrough.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.