Don’t Ask! Just Visit! Prototype: Alpha in NYC November 4th-10th

Yes! It’s happening! Made in the Lower East Side‘s Storefront Transformer Kickstarter Campaign was successfully funded, and the Kirby Museum will exist at 178 Yancy Delancey Street for a week very soon! As it looks now, our hours will be daily from noon till 7pm.

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As of this writing we’ve got these events scheduled:

  • Opening Night Celebration! with a brief presentation by Rand Hoppe – Monday, November 4th @ 7pm
  • “Ya’akov Kurtzberg, King of Comics” by Arlen Schumer – a presentation by Arlen Schumer – Tuesday, November 5th @ 7pm
  • A conversation with James Romberger – Sunday, November 10th @ 5pm

With more in the works! Details about these and our exhibits to follow.


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New huge edition of Tom Morehouse’s epic collage debuts at NYCC!

When Tom Morehouse displayed his 60″ by 36″ collage “The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” during the opening event of our Kirby Enthusiasm show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken in 2011, it really made a splash.

Thanks to Tom’s generosity, we struck an edition of twenty 17″ by 22″ prints of the collage last year. While that edition is close to sold out, Tom has always encouraged us to offer an edition of this epic piece closer to its original size. Thanks to Tom Kraft’s new printer, we have.

Debuting at New York Comic Con is an edition of thirty two 24″ by 39″  prints at $100 each. Signed and numbered by the collage artist, embossed by the Kirby Museum.

Tom Morehouse signing and numbering the new edition with help from Rand Hoppe. Photo by Chris Repella.
Tom Morehouse signing and numbering the new edition with help from Rand Hoppe – 3 October 2013. Photo at Maxwell’s by Chris Repella.

Locust Moon Festival!

We’re excited to be attending Locust Moon Comics Festival this Saturday in Philadelphia. The organizers are generously giving us a portion of the donations at the door, and there will be a Jack Kirby panel/presentation at 2pm!

We will be at the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo this weekend!

Stop by table 301 near Artist Alley for some Kirby Museum goodness.

Superhero Street Fair this Saturday, San Francisco!

We are really excited to be participating in the SuperHero Street Fair this Saturday at the Waterfront Boardwalk Oasis, overlooking Islais Creek, San Francisco.

Check out the event page and we’ll see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/413420012096672/

 

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! 

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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!

Charles Hatfield Hand of Fire signing schedule

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm

Friday, 3:30-4:30pm

Saturday, 12:30-1:30pm

Sunday 11:30am-12:45pm (immediately after the Kirby Tribute Panel)

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 panel this Sunday at 3:30

If you’re attending Florida Supercon in Miami this weekend, be sure to join me and Mitch Jomsky at our Jack Kirby panel in MACC Room 202!

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.