The Lord of Light Art series was envisioned and designed by Barry Ira Geller and Jack Kirby, drawn with incendiary brilliance by Jack and inked with devastating intensity by Mike Royer. Each Kirby architectual masterpiece was created both as a film set design and theme park illustration. Each Art Print portrays the same kick-ass, 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, this is one of the Lord Of Light prints CIA spies used to secretly free six American Hostages from Iran.

Feel the true power and passion of work of Jack "King" Kirby.


History:

Jack Kirby: This was one of the last drawings of the Set and Jack and I had developed quite a working rapport by then. So I'd told him about what Hawkana's hostel was about as per the Lord of Light novel, with the idea of it being a "Taj Majal" structure. Where gods and rich princes languished during their stay amongst mortal men. My focus at the time, however, was what a structure like this would look like for Science Fiction Land, as, by then, I was trying to fit in hotels and other types of living quarters -- but directly on the site, as well as a full hotel/industrial complex some 10-25 miles away.

When Jack was done with this one he said to me, " I threw everything in but the kitchen sink!" What I took him to mean by this is all the different styles prevelant - Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist, Mayan, Norse, as well as Hindu themes. What do you think?

Lord of Light: Originally built during the days of the3 construction of Heaven, the Hostel of the Great Hawkana was established as a resting place for wearied, wealthy travelers which, in those early days of roaming, were usually the Gods, or the First, as they were originally called. The Hostel was a Taj-Majal like structurecomplete with lush, perfumed pools, garderns, musicians and its own harems, kept up through the ages by Hawkana the Great Inkeeper. Krishna himself was fabled to have stayed at Hawkana's for several months, where he nearly drank the kind Hawkan's cellar dry. It is also a favorite spot for Prince Siddhartha of Kapil (Sam) who stays here with his 70 retainers every 50 years or so when he comes to Mahartha to purchase a new body. This trip he is served rare pinot noir from "old Urath" and listens to a young boy who remembers how to play "The Blue Danube" on an ancient instrument called a"piano."

Science Fiction Land:
- Hovercraft
- Canals of Heaven
- Trams (far left)
- Shops by Canal front (right)
- Outdoor Restaurants (center)
- International Gourmet Restaurants (interior)
- Arcades & Shops (Building, lower center)
- Auditoriums / Shows (interior, Domes)
- Exterior Light Displays at night

 

In Memory of Jack and Roz!
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