Krackle Abstract #1


I love the Kirby Krackle. It was one of Jack Kirby’s signature graphic tricks developed during his mid-Marvel years which went on to become an essential part of the Marvel house style. Using nothing but little black dots, Jack was able to create incredible pulsating energy patterns that delighted and amazed the eye.

I like building those pulsations myself, often using nothing but a vague shape in my mind and a loaded Speedball pen tip. This is page one of  a (so-far) four page abstract exercise using only the Kirby Krackle. I’ll be running all four pages over the next couple days.

  1. Derek October 25th, 2009 1:32 pm

    Cool! Always love it when you bust out the K-krak, Rick. Drives me up the wall that it’s so often used incorrectly, like a few black dots floating around some object of power instead of being the negative space. I’m really enjoying Eaglesham’s work on Fantastic Four lately, but his misunderstanding of the Krackle bums me out. Looking forward to seeing the other 3 pages.