Saturday, August 2, 2008

"Boil the blood in heart of fire..."

"Gone, gone the form of man
Rise the demon... Etrigan!"

Okay, that's the rest of the "summoning" rhyme (at least as I remember it -- the punctuation might be off) from the first issue of "The Demon" comic book by Jack Kirby. I wish I had three more Demon sculptures so I could have used one line from the rhyme as the title for each blog post, but alas -- I have only one more.







And this one is very nifty. It's also the only multimedia version, as the sculptor -- the "God of Sculpey" himself, Michael Dooney -- incorporated a fabric of some kind into the sculpture (for the Demon's cloak).



I especially like this view of the piece -- Mike perfectly captured the energy seen in many panels from the "Demon" comics in this pose. -- PL

P.S. Etrigan, the Demon is ™ and © DC Comics.

P.P.S. As I was completing this blog entry, I remembered something I hadn't thought of in years -- my "Demon" sketchbook! I started this probably sometime around the first or second time I went to the San Diego Comicon -- it was a large, hardcover sketchbook in which various artists (not many, unfortunately) drew their versions of Etrigan for me. I should see if I can find that thing...

P.P.P.S. -- For more information about Jack Kirby, here's a great site --
The Kirby Museum

10 comments:

Dierna said...

I've been a Jason Blood/Etrigan fan for a while. His story intrigues me mostly due to the connection it has with Arthurian lore, which Im a major fan of.

Those Etrigan sculpts are awesome!

PL said...

"Dierna said...

I've been a Jason Blood/Etrigan fan for a while. His story intrigues me mostly due to the connection it has with Arthurian lore, which Im a major fan of.

Those Etrigan sculpts are awesome!"

To this day I am not completely sure WHY I liked the "Demon" comics so much, though it may have something to do with the fact that, like you, I have a soft spot for the King Arthur stories.

But I think it may have more to do with the art, which -- especially in the early issues -- was, in my opinion, Kirby at his most powerful. I remember my jaw dropping when I turned to the first two-page spread in the first issue (the assault on Camelot) -- it blew my mind! -- PL

Dinoff said...

Wow! I think Dooney's is the best one yet!!!!

How do you store all these to make sure they don't get destroyed?

~Dinoff~

Vaughn Michael said...

That is seriously the best hands down!
I love dooney's work I'm happy he's been given the chance to do some things for Playmates TMNT toys again.
I really hope some day we can get more of his characters in the NECA TMNT line like Chote and Gizmo.
-Vaughn

PL said...

"Dinoff said...
Wow! I think Dooney's is the best one yet!!!!

How do you store all these to make sure they don't get destroyed?

~Dinoff~"

I have a small wooden display case with sliding glass doors -- most of the Sculpey figures have been in that pretty much since I got them. -- PL

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..like Vaughn alludes :: this one is almost Action Figure like !!

>v<

Buslady of SoCal said...

I'd like to see some of the Etrigan sketches :P

Jephael said...

I've only seen Etrigan in an episode of Justice League Unlimited, so I take it he's a DC comics character, right?

Buslady of SoCal said...

Yes he is Jephy...he's a Kirby creation from the 70's for DC.

Jason said...

Dooney is the detail master!