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Jack Kirby: 100 Years in New York City

The Jack Kirby Museum Presents

A Special Four Day Event Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jack Kirby

NEW YORK, NY (August 15, 2017) – Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many other pop culture icons, played an indispensable role in the emergence of comics as an art form. Kirby is to comics what Hitchcock or Spielberg are to movies, Babe Ruth is to baseball, or The Beatles are to rock n’ roll. Not only was Kirby incredibly prolific and influential, but he was an innovator whose work has come to define fantastic storytelling in comics and beyond.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth, the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center will open a special, limited-engagement event, celebrating the life, legacy, and boundless creativity of the King of Comics. Jack Kirby 100 Years will take place at One Art Space, located at 23 Warren Street in New York City, from August 27-30.

Jack Kirby 100 Highlights Include:

  • Oversized reproductions of some of Kirby’s most famous work.
  • Opening reception/birthday party
  • A peek into the Museum’s digital archive, allowing fans access to thousands of pages of scanned art.
  • A gift shop featuring limited edition prints of Kirby artwork, books, t-shirts, and more.
  • A Kirby 100 Years talk by Founding Trustee Rand Hoppe
  • An introduction to the Kirby Museum by Trustees Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe
  • More to be announced as we get closer to the date.

About Us

The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby. Kirby 100 marks our third pop-up event in New York City and we regularly travel the US and Europe putting on and assisting exhibitions and lectures about Mr. Kirby’s life and art.

100 Days of Jack Kirby begins now!

The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is proud to announce the 100 Days of Kirby in honor of Jack’s approaching 100th birthday on August 28. Our Kirby centenary efforts will consist of live events, talks, parties, and a few surprises along the way.  We’ll be working with friends, members, and donors both in the United States and the international community to make Jack’s 100th birthday a global event.

As part of our Kirby 100 effort, we’re offering some exciting new donation rewards and membership options. Your donation will allow us to honor Jack Kirby the way he deserves, and help us to scale future efforts, both to celebrate Jack’s centenary and beyond. Your donations help support our ongoing efforts to scan, collect, and preserve Jack’s work for future generations. You’ll be able to see more of our scans and preservation efforts than ever before, as we open up our digital archives for viewing on social media over the next 100 days. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and keep an eye on the front page of kirbymuseum.org for daily journeys into the life and work of one of the greatest artists of any medium the 20th Century produced.




To thank you for your support, we’re offering…

$1 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers

$5 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers and a set of Psychedelic Flyer postcards

$10 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers a set of Psychedelic Flyer postcards, and one mini-comic (choose Street Code or Private Kirby)

$25 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers, a set of Psychedelic Flyer postcards, and both mini-comics.


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
As a member of the Jack Kirby Museum, you’ll receive a 10% discount on all items in the Museum store and preferred access to upcoming Kirby Museum events for the duration of your membership. (and if you are a current member, be on the lookout for a package of goodies from the Museum Shop.)

Please note that membership levels $100.00 and above are delivered in two or more packages, so shipping fees are additional to the membership fee. For these levels, please inquire for shipping costs based on your location.

$50 = At the $50 membership level, you’ll receive all of the items in the $25 donation package, and you can choose from one of the following prints or posters (while supplies last):

Erik Larsen’s Savage Kirby Dragon (12″ x 18″), Lord of Light: The Streets of Heaven and Comics Combatives Foxhole Event Poster (11″ x 17″)

$100 = At the $100 membership level, you’ll get everything in the $50 level plus choose one of the following t-shirts.

Kirby T-Shirts

Top: V-neck T-shirt (Ladies Sizes only), King Miracle T-Shirt (Men and Ladies Sizes), and Galactic Black T-shirt (Men and Ladies Sizes) – Bottom: Electrocute T-shirt (Men Sizes only) and Dark Psychedelic Flier long sleeve T-shirt (Men Sizes only)

$150 = At the $150 membership level, you’ll everything in the $100 level, plus choose one of the following vintage posters (while supplies last). Please note that these vintage posters are not in mint condition. Expect imperfections.

Kirby Vintage Prints

Top: Captain America (23″ x 29″), 1941 Captain America (14″ x 23″) and Kirby Marvel (14″ x 23″) – Bottom: Incan Visitation (24″ x 18″) and Galactic Head (18″ x 20″)

$200 = Your $200 membership gets you all of the merchandise outlined above, plus as a limited-edition, signed-and-numbered prints of Tom Morehouse’s “The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” collage (while supplies last).

“The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” Collage (24″ x 39″)

$500 = Your $500 membership gets you all of the merchandise outlined above, plus a full set of limited edition Tribes Trilogy prints.

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Tribes Trilogy: Kabuto, Lizard and Woman (18″ x 24″)

$750 = Your $750 membership includes all of the above, plus a full set of Kirby Museum t-shirts (order may be slightly delayed because of sizing supply).

$1,000 = Your $1,000 membership includes everything outlined above, including every vintage poster. So this includes:

  • All three posters
  • All five t-shirts
  • “The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” Collage
  • All three Tribes Trilogy limited Prints

Additional naming and sponsorship opportunities will be offered as some of our events and exhibits crystallize. We still have opportunities to host and sponsor events, so please contact kirby100@kirbymuseum.org.



NYCC: Kirby 100 Cosplay photo, Sunday 1pm!

Are you cosplaying a Jack Kirby created or co-created character at New York Comic-Con this Sunday? If so, we invite you to join us in commemorating Jack Kirby’s centennial birthday year with a photo shoot on Sunday, October 9th at 1pm.

We’ll choose a location as soon as we can, and will have more information at our booth #1040, here on our web page, and on the various social channels!

Here are some of the more well-known characters:

Captain America, Bucky, Red Skull, Boy Commandos, Newsboy Legion, Challengers of the Unknown, Groot, Fantastic Four (Especially Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing), Mole Man, Skrulls, Doctor Doom, Impossible Man, Alicia Masters, Puppet Master, Nick Fury, AIM, MODOK, The Watcher, Galactus, Silver Surfer, Wyatt Wingfoot, Black Panther, Thor, Hulk, Rick Jones, Ringmaster, Ant-Man, Wasp, X-Men (Prof. X, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel), Magneto, Blob, Toad, Inhumans (Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Maximus), Odin, Balder, Loki, Sif, Volstagg, Heimdall, Ego, Him, New Gods (Orion, Highfather, Metron, Lightray), Darkseid, Granny Goodness, DeSaad, Glorious Godfrey, Kalibak, Forever People (Mark Moonrider, Vykin, Beautiful Dreamer, Serifan, Big Bear, Infinity Man), Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Oberon, Shilo Norman, Female Furies (Lashina, Stompa, Mad Harriet), Etrigan the Demon, OMAC, Princess Zanda, Mr. Little, Eternals (Ikaris, Ajax, Thena, Kro, Sersi, Zuras, Karkas, Reject, Sprite), Machine Man, Destroyer Duck, Captain Victory, Egghead, Lightning Lady, Goozlebobber, Silver Star, Darius Drumm,

New York Comic Con!

We’ll be set up at booth 1040 in the small press area (where the ceiling is low in the center of the main floor of the Javits Center).

On Friday, October 7th our Acting Executive Director Rand Hoppe will participate in the panel “Will Eisner / Jack Kirby : Two Centuries of Genius”  at 1:30PM in Panel Room 1B03 with host Danny Fingeroth, Paul Levitz (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), and Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts).

More to come!

New Print & T-Shirt editions at San Diego this year!

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:

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AND a new edition of Dylan Todd’s “King”  t-shirt – this time with Dylan’s “MIracle” color scheme!

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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!

 

Jack Kirby Science Fiction panel this Saturday, December 5th, 1pm

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.

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Comics Combatives Hours & Admission

Where: 103 Allen St., NYC
When: Tuesday-Sunday (Closed Mondays & Thanksgiving) from Noon through 7pm.
We may stay open later for special events.

Admission/Suggested Donations

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

Veterans Day – Comics: Combatives starts!

Today is Veterans Day and the opening of the Jack Kirby Museum’s 3 week popup event, Comics Combatives: Stories Told By Jack Kirby Pfc. in NYC. There are events planned each week, check back here for more information. We’re looking forward to meeting all visitors!

Thanks to the support of Tom Scioli and Jean Depelley, we are proud to have published a new edition of their “2/12 Days In Hell: A Private Kirby Adventure” mini-comic. Available for the next three weeks at 103 Allen Street.

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Cap ‘n’ Jack by Arlen Schumer – Sun. Nov 15th

THRILL to the wonders of a NEW mind-blowing VisuaLecture from Pop Culture Historian, Author and Designer Arlen Schumer on Sunday Afternoon, November 15th!

Arlen is generously offering Cap ‘n’ Jack, his latest VisuaLecture, as a fundraiser for the Kirby Museum while we’re set up at 103 Allen St on NYC’s Lower East Side!

Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center presents
CAP ‘N’ JACK
by Arlen Schumer
Where: 103 Allen Street, NYC
When: 3pm, Sunday, November 15th
Showtime: Arlen will start his presentation after a short meet and greet
Snacks and drinks will be available
Arlen’s awesome book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art will be for sale!
Captain America videos will be shown before and after!
$20 Admission




A Cosmic Release Event with TwoMorrows! – Sat. 14th Nov.

The Jack Kirby Museum is pleased to welcome you to our TwoMorrows Publishing sponsored fundraising event!
TwoMorrowsEvent0The first 50 attendees will receive a copy of the new issue of the Jack Kirby Collector – before it arrives in comic shops or subscribers’ mailboxes! Jack Kirby Collector and TwoMorrows Publisher John Morrow will present a personal look at jack Kirby and the history of TwoMorrows Publishing. Advance ticket sales are available via PayPal. JohnYou must attend to receive the magazine, to enjoy John’s presentation at 4pm, and to delight in the tasty snacks and drinks we’ll have on hand.

Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center presents
A COSMIC RELEASE EVENT
For The Jack Kirby Collector #66
With Editor-Publisher JOHN MORROW
Sponsored by TwoMorrows Publishing
Where: 103 Allen Street, NYC
When: 3pm, Saturday November 14th
Showtime: John will start a presentation about the Kirby Collector and TwoMorrows at 4pm
Snacks and drinks will be available
Jack Kirby-based superhero cartoons shown before and after!
$20 Admission




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