Spyong: Jack Kirby on Jack Kirby
While obsessing about the work of Will Elder and Wally Wood, specifically their Mad parodies of the 1950's, it was a pleasure to be reminded here of Jack Kirby's ability to parody himself. I still remember a short he drew somewhere (an early FF annual?) where he drew himself squinting out from under an assortment of ever more bizarre Kirbyesque helmets. The man had an unappreciated sense of humor about his own quirks: distorted anatomy, apocalyptic force lines, grimacing minions, and all.