New shirts, prints and minis at San Diego

The July convention blast continues with 5 days in San Diego – visit us at booth 5520 (up front, just inside the doors of Hall B near the Golden & Silver Age Pavilion. Right near the TwoMorrows Booth #1301).

We’ll have some new prints, t-shirts, and publications. Here’s the new shirt:
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Will post here if we have some of these shirts available after the convention.

We’re also going to have 17″ by 22″ prints of Kirby’s spread from Street Code as well as a new 5″ by 7″ Street Code mini-comic.

Mark Badger will be debuting two of his Jack Kirby Tribute books, his self-published “Kirby Abstract”, and, published by the Museum, his adaptation of Act One of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (inspired by, but not using, Kirby’s Julius Caesar costume designs). It’s awesome!

A last minute addition, Charles Hatfield will be signing “Hand of Fire” at our booth again this year. Schedule to be posted asap!

We’ll also have available Erik Larsen‘s Kirby Dragon tribute poster, Arlen Schumer‘s “The Auteur Theory of Comics” and “Kirby Silver“, some “Angel” prints and posters from “Lord of Light/Argo”, stickers, membership premiums and more!

Stay tuned – we may have even more Lord of Light Kirby awesomeness available at the show!

Kirby Museum at Florida Supercon!

We’ll be set up at Florida Supercon in Miami starting the Fourth of July! Come by booth 936 where we’ll have Kirby prints, posters and stickers!

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1972 – Pioneer Plaque

We’ll also have our scanner, so please bring your Kirby original art to be scanned for our Original Art Digital Archive!

Jack Kirby talk at Bristol Comic Expo

Writer and Kirby Museum volunteer Russell Payne heroically manned a table and gave a Kirby presentation at the Bristol Comic Expo in May.

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Thanks again to, Russ, and special thanks to Darrell Till for the videography and photography.

For Father’s Day from Jack Kirby’s Granddaughter Jillian

Jillian Kirby kicks off her Kirby4Heroes Campaign, which benefits the Hero Initiative, with a nice article titled “Real People, Real Heroes: A Father’s Day Tribute

Erik Larsen & Steve Coates made Calgary Expo a success

Another quick update to thank Kirby fan extraordinaire Steve Coates, who has supported the Kirby Museum’s appearances at the Calgary Expo for three years now, and powerhouse comic book cartoonist Erik Larsen for making this year’s Calgary Expo a resounding success.

In addition to drawing commissions for his many fans, Erik produced a special Kirby tribute print for the show. We have some signed prints available. Thanks Erik!

Steve, on the other hand, produced slideshows of Kirby covers and spreads, and had them both running during the whole show. Steve also offered buttons, covers and spreads that were “saved” from Kirby comics in the dollar bin. There was also a Kirby tribute panel on Sunday, with Erik, Tim Lasiuta, Michael Cho (a contributor to Jason Garrattley’s Kirby-Vision blog), Kyle Stevens from the nerd rock band Kirby Krackle, and me, Rand.

 

Hoboken Library Hails Jack Kirby!

Just  a quick note to thank the Hoboken Public Library for inviting me to offer a presentation about Jack Kirby last month. Matt Latham and his team were a pleasure to work with. The event was well attended, approximately 40 people, including 10 kids!

Would your organization like to sponsor a  talk or presentation about Jack Kirby? Contact us!

Special thanks to Raymond Smith for taking the photos.

 

Kirby Museum at Bristol International Comic and Animation Expo

Author and Museum member Russell Payne will not only be pitching the Kirby Museum at his table but will also be offering a Jack Kirby talk at the Bristol International Comic and Animation Expo this weekend, 11 & 12 May.

Thank you, Russ!

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New website software, a new virtual structure

The Museum’s website software just had to be updated. The gallery application that we were using to display images was not keeping up with the times. Rather than tinker with the setup we had, I made the call to move everything over to an installation of WordPress. The Museum’s blogs were already using WordPress, so what the hey?

kamandicomputersNow, the re-working of the site has brought about some other changes, as well. Our making some image galleries exclusively available to Museum members is going to be put on temporary hold. We’ll have an announcement regarding that kind of Membership perk pretty soon. In the meantime, you are checking out Museum Trustee Tom Kraft’s What If Kirby site, aren’t you?

The other aspect that’s been changed is that I’ve moved all the posts from this “Kirby Museum blog” that relate to Kirby and his work over to the Kirby Effect. After all, the Kirby Effect is the journal of the Museum, and that’s where any new discoveries or articles about Kirby should be posted. We hope to have the work of more guest writers on the Effect. If you’re interested in helping with the Kirby Effect in any way, please contact me. In the meantime, head on over there, wander around, use the search function, or try Google.

So what’s left here? Well, this is the news blog about the Museum itself. I’ll continue to announce convention appearances, membership news, fundraising information, talks and presentations – events related to the non-profit educational organization – here.

The new version of the website is not nearly complete, so if you come back and it looks different, you’ll know I’ve been working on it.

Thanks for all of your support!