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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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The Apocalypse begins!

jack-kirby-new3-2.5xComic Book Apocalypse – a three month long exhibit of Jack Kirby’s work – opens today, 24 August 2015, in the Main Gallery at California State University at Northridge. Curated by professor Charles Hatfield, author of Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, and a member of the Jack Kirby Museum’s newly minted Advisory Board, the show is the largest exhibit of Kirby work to date in the United States.

Comic Book Apocalypse contains over 100 pages of original Jack Kirby art – mostly later DC work (Kamandi, New Gods, Forever People, and Demon), but there will be examples of Kirby’s Marvel and Golden Age 40s and 50s works, too. One room will be devoted to the original art for the complete Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #14 story, “Winner Take All!” with ink and lettering art by Mike Royer. The Kirby Museum provided three interactive iPad displays containing items from our digital archive that will be displayed throughout the exhibit, as well as other items and support.

There is a public reception on Saturday, 29 August 29 from 7-9pm, a gallery talk at 10am on August 31st and a panel discussion at 1pm on September 26th.

Jack Kirby, le super-créateur

EXPO_JACK_KIRBY_CV1_4eMonde-01-(c)-Originally-published-by-Urban-Comics-for-France-under-DC-Comics-licensee.-(c)--2012-DC-COMICS.-All-Rights-ReservedThe Jack Kirby Museum is proud to have participated in a new exhibit “Jack Kirby, le super-créateur” that is being shown at the 42nd Festival de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France. Sponsored by 9eArt+ and Urban Comics, curators Frédéric Manzano and Jean Depelley have pulled together a wonderful selection of Kirby work, which includes almost 100 images from the Kirby Museum’s Original Art Digital Archive.

To celebrate this outstanding exhibit, the Kirby Museum’s Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe will attend the festival. We understand there is going to be a Jack Kirby panel discussion. More news as it it comes in.

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.

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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.

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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