Here we go! Off to celebrating 100 years of Jack Kirby. What are we planning? Well, quite a bit, but none of it is solid enough to report!
So, instead, we offer this photo that Lisa Kirby recently shared on Facebook, with a little added color shenanigans:
All Hail The King of Comics, Jack Kirby!
Our world would have been a much less interesting place without you!
Get ready, all you San Diego comic-con Kirby fans! Come visit booth 5520, where we’re offering a new limited edition print – this time Kirby’s pencil art spaceman that he gave to fellow cartoonist Don Heck as a wedding present in 1966:
AND a new edition of Dylan Todd’s “King” t-shirt – this time with Dylan’s “MIracle” color scheme!
The yellow and green ink are eye popping neon/day-glo/fluorescent ink, and, that’s right – we’re going to have some Ladies’ sizes!
The 25″ by 17″ Spaceman print will sell for $50 – and there are only 30 in this edition. The Miracle King shirt will sell for $20.
We’ll also have the Black Galactic Head t-shirt, the Psychedelic Flyer long sleeve, the When It Is Spring Ladies v-neck, Foxhole posters, Scioli-Depelley “Pvt. Kirby” mini comic, and more!
If you have Kirby original art, Tom Kraft will be scanning at Bechara Maalouf’s Nostalgic Investments’ original art booth 4403. We appreciate you help building our Kirby Digital Archive!
See you there!
Here’s Jack Kirby’s pencil script and art for the final spread from the long form Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, as it looked as it came off his drawing table. Too bad that sliver in the center didn’t get captured.
Calgary, Alberta’s Sage Theatre is producing Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente’s play “King Kirby” – running at Pumphouse Theatres’ Victor Mitchell Theater from April 15-23!
Click here to learn more!
Season’s Greetings from Simon & Kirby’s Boy Commandos
From 1943’s “A Break For Santa” published in Detective Comics 71. With thanks to Bob Heer!
Jean Depelley’s biography of Jack Kirby, titled “Jack Kirby, Le Super-Héros de la Bande Dessinée” was recently awarded Le Prix Papiers Nickeles SoBD for 2015. The prize, a joint project between SoBD, an annual comics fair in Paris, and Papiers Nickeles, a long running French cartoon and comics journal, acknowledges the best book on comics and graphic heritage.
Jean, a contributor to The Jack Kirby Collector and the Kirby Museum’s The Kirby Effect, as well as co-curator of the 2015 “Jack Kirby: King of Comics” display at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, spent at least five years researching and writing the extensive two-volume biography published by Neofelis Editions,
Jean Depelley at the Kirby display at Angoulême International Comics Festival, 2015.
Love Jack Kirby’s work? Love Science Fiction? Well, if you’re in the New York City Metropolitan Area this Saturday, come on over to Winter Con at New York City’s Resort World Casino!
At 1pm in Winter Con’s Panel Room, Kirby Museum co-founder Rand Hoppe teams up with Nightworld and the Kirby Collector’s “Kirby As A Genre” writer Adam McGovern will take a tour of Jack Kirby’s science fiction concepts.
Our efforts at the Jack Kirby Museum are made possible through your support. For example, we were able to host an event-filled three week Pop-Up Museum on New York City’s Lower East Side, just blocks from where Jack Kirby was born and raised.
With your help, we will be able to host more pop-ups, more events, and more exhibits that show the influence of Jack Kirby and his work in our culture today.
Where: 103 Allen St., NYC
When: Tuesday-Sunday (Closed Mondays & Thanksgiving) from Noon through 7pm.
We may stay open later for special events.
General · $10
Seniors & Students · $5
Ages 15-18 · Free
Ages 14 and under accompanied by an adult – Free
Kirby Museum Members · Free
Members of the Military · Free