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Prototype: Alpha this November in NYC!

We’re thrilled to be participating in Made in the Lower East Side‘s (miLES) Storefront Transformer project, which will turn one empty storefront into seven unique stores for one week at a time later this year. Sure, we’ve been raising money for our own pop-up on the Lower East Side, but as we explored the neighborhood, we met the good folks at miLES. In keeping with their mission to open underused storefronts to new possibilities by creating short-term, multi-use spaces as community hubs, miLES offered us the week of November 4-10 at no charge to try our pop-up Kirby Museum concept. Thus, Prototype: Alpha was born! 

Prototype Alpha

Prototype: Alpha is just what we need to be able to test our three month pop-up idea, with minimal risk! Please understand that donations to miLES’ Kickstarter are not direct donations to the Kirby Museum and the funds we have already raised via our Pop-Up Campaign for the Brick & Mortar fund will not be used for Prototype: Alpha. However, most of the revenue we take in during our week WILL in turn be placed in the Brick & Mortar Fund!

We are incredibly excited to be a part of this project, and we have some fun and unique events planned for our week on the Lower East Side. Go check out the miLES’ Kickstarter campaign, for some awesome Jack Kirby rewards we’ve made available to help them and explore some of the other incredible other pop-ups that your donation will help fund. We’ll see you there!

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!

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.

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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