The Kirby Heirs and Marvel/Disney Amicably Resolve Their Dispute

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The big news is the title of this entry, and we currently don’t know much more than the released statement,

“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history.”

and a nice comment from Mark Evanier that he feels Jack and Roz would be “real, real, real happy.”

We at the Kirby Museum were asked for an official comment by the Washington Post, and here is what we sent:

“The trustees of the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center are delighted with the out-of-court settlement arrived at today between the Kirby Family and Marvel/Disney. As an entity dedicated to promoting the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby, we view this as a day of vindication for Jack as an artist and writer of extraordinary talent who literally shaped an industry through the force of his imagination. Although Jack cannot be here to witness this historic moment, we know that, somewhere out there in the cosmos, he is smiling a humble smile of satisfaction at this long-awaited outcome.”

Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday with his granddaughter by helping comic book creators in need

Jillian Kirby is honoring what would have been her grandfather Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday with her Kirby4Heroes campaign, which raises donations for the Hero Initiative,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, offering assistance to artists and writers.

Kirby4Heroes on Facebook

Florida Supercon, here comes Kirby (Museum)!

That’s right, the Jack Kirby Museum will be setting up something special at the Florida Supercon in Miami Beach from July 3rd through the 6th!

Miamicon 1 (1975) program cover by jack Kirby, inked by Mike Zeck.

Another year, Another Calgary Expo!

Steve Coates, along with Logan and Selena, put together a Jack Kirby Museum exhibit at the Calgary Expo. Steve reports there was considerable attention from guests and attendees, with new members signing up on the spot and many interested in supporting our efforts in the future.

Paul Kupperberg and Barry Kitson where scheduled to appear at the Expo and take part in Saturday’s Jack Kirby Tribute panel, but both had to postpone their appearance. Luckily and eagerly, Kevin Eastman and David Lloyd stepped in and appeared at the panel.

It was a busy four-day weekend, but Steve reports he was able to meet with some of the guest artists. Steve would like to say a big thank you to Scott Shaw! and Mark McKenna for their anecdotes and kindness. Also, a “Cowabunga!” to Kevin and Courtney Eastman for their support through a very busy weekend. Steve also expressed regret at not finding enough time to visit with David Lloyd.

Welcome aboard to the new museum members and a thank you to Logan and Selena Coates, Steve says he couldn’t do it without you! Another thank you to Lorraine, a volunteer who spent considerable time helping at the exhibit.

and now… Wondercon Anaheim!

Yep, hot on the heels of the Comic Art Con in Secaucus, NJ, the MoCCA Arts Fest in NYC, and Asbury Park Comicon in, well.. yeah, Asbury Park, NJ – we’re setting up at Wondercon Anaheim‘s booth 624 this weekend, with TWO scanners! We’re right next to TwoMorrows.

Got Kirby original art and interested in helping the Kirby Museum build its digital archive? Bring it by and let us scan it! Interested in helping us, but have so much original Kirby art that you don’t want to bring it by? Let us know. Have rental car – will travel!

 

Jack Kirby Museum at MoCCA Fest this weekend

If you’re in New York City this weekend, come to MoCCAFest 2014 at The 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue between E. 25th & E. 26th Street from 11am to 6pm!

We’ll be there at table B16 with mini-comics, books, stickers, T-shirts, prints, posters, and more!

 

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