I love the Jack Kirby and Marvel comics inspired cover for this Lee “Scratch” Perry compilation. It’s a little Ditkoesque as well. Scratch looks a lot like The Creeper here.
When asked where his inspiration comes from Russell cites Jack Kirby.
I would have to say Jack Kirby. I picked up my first Jack Kirby comic around 11 or 12 and it was something about his keen visual narrative that set off an explosion in my mind. I later had the chance to meet him and he became a great friend and mentor. I’ve applied his narrative techniques in all of my films. I believe to this day that comics are one of America’s most powerful art forms.
Via The Movie Blog.
Why haven’t I noticed this before? The Jack Kirby Museum blog design — running on WordPress — is based on the Twenty Ten theme which itself is based on a WordPress theme I cooked up called … Kirby. It was cheekily named after one of my design heroes much like the then current default WordPress theme was named after Stanley Kubrick. Anyway, that’s pretty cool!