Jack Katz and Creativity

Creativity Matters

Jack Katz and creativity is like the riddle of the chicken and the egg. Katz is a firestorm of passion. The subject of creativity brings forth his fury.

On Sunday, February 10, 2018, Jack Katz attended the East Bay Comic-Con in Concord. Katz is the creator of The First Kingdom and is currently drawing Beyond the Beyond. He started out as a young artist working on classic comic titles like Bulletman. Katz combines his works with his beliefs. In short, the two are intertwined.

Tundran of the First Kingdom

Katz shared his beliefs and their origins. He believes that his inspiration comes from a cosmic awareness that predates his birth. His work is a culmination of creativity, synchronicity, fear, and romantic beauty, and human tragedy.

About the Artist

As an artist, Jack has spent his whole life dedicated to drawing, writing and getting his thoughts out to the universe. His working life as an artist has spanned a number of waves of comic book development and his paintings reach down into the present from their original roots back in the early years of 20th century American illustration and art.

His most enduring accomplishment has been the production of the original 24-issue graphic novel known as The First Kingdom. Many have said it was the very first independently published graphic novel and it began to be re-issued as a four-volume set in the spring of 2005.

Jack Katz and his opus

Aside from his drawing and painting, Jack has written extensively through the years on his ideas exploring the place humans have taken in the universe and the directions in which they may or may not take in the future.

Today he teaches anatomy for figurative art students and continues to work on his comic book projects. Currently in the works as well are a number of publications and videos presenting his distinctive ideas of teaching figure drawing.

The Original Cover for The First Kingdom

Recent publications included the first volume of a collection of sketches Jack has done over the past decades that illustrate for the advanced figurative art student the many different ways in which the dynamic human form can be expressed. With over one-hundred-fifty pages, the book is entitled Anatomy by Jack Katz, Vol. 1.

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