I can’t put my finger on what it is I like so much about this piece by JJ Kirby, but it might be everything.
In particular I like that Kirby’s influences are apparent enough to lend a comfortable familiarity, but subtle enough to maintain originality. And I always appreciate it when an artist can use hand-drawing and computer graphics tools together in a way that still feels organic.
Best of all though, is the idea of putting Plastic Man — a character known for taking any crazy, fluid form imaginable — into the shape of a square. Whether it was on purpose or not, it’s pretty inspired.