Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More "blacklight" MADNESS!!!


As mentioned in the previous post, I have been playing with emulating the look of the 1970s Third Eye blacklight posters. Some of the most memorable pieces offered by the now defunct New York company were made from panels of Jack Kirby Marvel Comics art. I began to imagine...

What if Kirby's work at DC in the 70s was incorporated into additional posters from Third Eye. What would THAT have looked like? To satisfy my own curiosity and explore the color palette and inherent challenges of printing with only black and seven florescent colors I undertook the laborious task of scanning Kirby art from a black and white reprint volume, eliminating the gray tones and then coloring in the Third Eye style.

Shown here is the first image I did. The art is by Jack Kirby and is reproduced here only for purposes of instruction and historical significance. My only contribution is the color. The original source image is property of DC Comics and I make no claims of rights or ownership.

This is... "The Infinity Man"!

Click the image to see a larger version.

PS - I will probably add these to my Facebook page, but Facebook all but destroys the color saturation on these when the process uploaded files for display. They look practically identical here to their appearance in Photoshop, so I had to let my friends see how they "actually" appear.

2 Comments:

Blogger Charles R. Rutledge said...

That's very cool, man. Nicely done. Those Third Eye posters were something weren't they? I remember seeing a display of them in a store at Six Flags Over Georgia and just being like whoaaaaa.....

January 30, 2009 4:57 PM  
Blogger Lanny said...

Thank you. I'm having fun. I'll put another image up this weekend.

January 30, 2009 10:25 PM  

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