Profession: Comic Book Artist and Writer
Why Famous: Captain America, Fantastic Four
Biography: Jack Kirby (1917-1994) was an influential comic book artist and writer.
He worked with both of the industry’s main publishers - Marvel and DC, and was responsible for the creation of many of the format’s best-known characters, including Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, X-Menand The Hulk.
Recent film adaptations of these characters confirm their status as icons of popular culture.
As well as an extraordinary imagination as a creator, Kirby also possessed a pioneering talent in illustration.
His dynamic pencil and ink work expressed movement and action with an explosive energy that became the standard illustration style for the entire format. (OnThisDay.com)
- 1942-05-23 Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein