The Jack Kirby Lord of Light Art Series
The Lord of Light Art Series was envisioned and designed by Barry Ira Geller and legendary comic book creator, Jack Kirby, based upon Geller’s screenplay. Each rendering was drawn with incendiary brilliance by Jack and inked with devastating intensity by Mike Royer.
Each Kirby architectural masterpiece was created both as a film set design and theme park illustration. Each Art Print portrays the same panoramic, roving birds-eye view style Jack was famous for, ranging from the power of Captain America and Fantastic Four, to the majesty of Thor and the New Gods. As depicted in Wired Magazine May 2007, these are the Lord of Light prints CIA spies used to secretly free six American Hostages from Iran in 1979.
“Jack and I started with my idea of doing both Lord of Light film sets and Science Fiction Land theme park designs from the same drawings. This would then become a method of preserving his design flow throughout the entire development and production of Lord of Light and Science Fiction Land theme park. In this fashion Jack would remain, “The General,” my conferred role upon him.
Barry Ira Geller
The 2017 Limited Edition Prints, First Edition
The limited, first edition prints are fully restored and enhanced from the original print negatives that were produced from the 1978 original art, and created for the Sothebys’ auction in 1993. The negatives were scanned in high-resolution then meticulously restored and digitally enhanced from 2013-2017 by the master DIGITAL RECONSTRUCTIONIST Tom Kraft (now President of the Jack Kirby Museum), to provide the best quality image, even better than the original images. Jack would really be proud of this work! The Original Negatives were donated to the Jack Kirby Museum!
The final fully restored, high-resolution images are printed at full, 24″x20″ size as Giclée prints on Epson Hot Press Natural, Smooth Fine Art Heavy Weight (16mm) paper. This paper is archival, acid-free, 100% cotton fiber paper with no optical brighteners.
“I have seen samples of this new printing and it is the best prints from the Original Kirby negs I have seen in 35 years!”
Barry Ira Geller
Available now: Our massive Planetary Control Room print combines the 2 individual prints, Raga Wheel Vortex, and the Hand of Shiva, as Jack Kirby originally envisioned them, into a a single drawing, into a full 40″ X 24″ print. AVAILABLE NOW, LIMITED RELEASE
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