Friday, May 24, 2013

Three Years - Influences - Niel Jacoby

Inset Panel 1: A younger Niel Jacoby pulls a copy of the Fourth World Omnibus from his library's shelf. He is curious.

Niel: THE FOURTH WORLD? HUH...

Full Splash: A collage of the sheer visual splendor of the Fourth World comics. Mister Miracle #1's cover, the double splash introducing Glorious Godfrey, The Glory Boat, etc.

Inset Panel 2: The younger Niel Jacoby has been blown back through 3 of his library's bookcases and lies frazzled in a pile of books. Think the opening scene of Back to the Future. The first volume of the Fourth World Omnibus has fallen to the floor in front of the bookcase, Kirby Dots emanating from it.

Niel(dazed): WILD!

Caption: AND A LIFELONG LOVE WAS BORN!

4 comments:

  1. Great visualisation of the cosmic punch that Kirby's work packs.

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  2. I love this page Neil. Excellent sense of fun to it. Great work.

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  3. I had the same thing happen when DC released the b&w volumes years ago. The comic version of the Maxell tape guy...
    Mind.
    Completely.
    Blown.
    Great page (and thanks for shouting out my fave New Gods story, "Glory Boat").

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  4. Brilliantly constructed splash page. You use the insert panel for a beat and pause then hit us with that beautifully visual splash.

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