Author Archives: Rand Hoppe

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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.

NY Comic Fest Saturday 14 June!

Look for the Jack Kirby Museum table at NY Comic Fest Saturday 14 June, in White Plains, NY!

Here’s the website for the show: nycomicfest.com

See you there!

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!

 

Asbury Park Comicon 2014!

That’s right, we’ll be setting up at Asbury Park Comicon this Saturday and Sunday. No better place to be down the shore this weekend!

(We’ll be at Wondercon Anaheim next weekend, too!)

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!

 

News from London…

Russell Payne represented the Kirby Museum at the London Super Comic Convention (LSCC) this past weekend, where he gave a talk called “You don’t know Jack?”

Russ wrote a review on his blog:

http://www.russpayne.blogspot.com/2014/03/london-super-comic-convention-lscc-2014.html

Thank you, Russ!

East Bay Comic Con, this Sunday

Stalwart Jack Kirby fan and comic book cartoonist Mark Badger will be representing the Jack Kirby Museum at the East Bay Comic Con this Sunday. Stop by and talk about Jack with Mark, Dan Brereton and Bruce Simon!

Mark Badger

Jack Kirby

28 August 1917 – 6 February 1994

Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather

An Inspiration To All

Offering heartfelt thanks to supporters of Prototype: Alpha

Prototype: Alpha was a great success. From Monday night’s opening event through our closing on Sunday night, we had at least one thousand visitors who couldn’t get enough of Jack Kirby, his story and his art. During the last few days we could barely keep up with the foot traffic. I’d like to take a moment to thank the people who helped us.

Prototype: Alpha panorama

First and foremost is Eric Ho, the Made In The Lower East Side team, and the 306 backers of miLES’ Storefront Transformer Kickstarter campaign. We wouldn’t have had a place to set up without them!

Tom Kraft provided incredible printouts for display, was a great collaborator on the design and implementation of the installation, made the trip from Boston for two long weekends, shot photos and videos, tweeted, and the list goes on. Thanks, Tom!

Mike Cecchini provided significant support by helping to man the pop-up every day.

Lisa Rigoux-Hoppe helped significantly with the opening event, and manned the pop-up during the weekend.

Arlen Schumer for his wonderful “Ya’akov Kurtzberg – King of Comics” presentation that over-filled the house on Tuesday night, as well his donation of publications to our bookstore.

Pete Friedrich for discussing his “Lower East Side Story” comic series and sharing a portion of sales Thursday night

James Romberger for sharing his thoughts about Jack Kirby on Sunday night.

Special thanks to those who generously donated books and magazines to our bookstore:

We couldn’t have offered such a compelling display of Jack Kirby work without the help of those who allowed us to scan their pieces for our Original Art Digital Archive project.

Other incredibly helpful people include Crosby Romberger, Lisa Kirby, Richard Kyle, Mark Evanier, Lois Dilivio, Glenda Hoppe, Ellen Karl, and Delancey the cat.

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