“Jack Kirby: 100 Years” Event in NYC a Huge Success

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We’d like to thank everyone who came out to our Jack Kirby: 100 Years celebration of Kirby’s centenary in New York City last month. The event, which ran from August 27 through August 30, was our humble attempt to pay tribute to the scope and breadth of Kirby’s career, and to allow fans a place to celebrate together.

For Kirby’s birthday on the 28th, we served cake and refreshments to attendees, and presented Kirby Museum director Randolph Hoppe’s biographical talk/visual presentation on Kirby’s life. All profits from that day’s fundraising efforts were donated to The Hero Initiative, in honor of Jillian Kirby’s ongoing Kirby4Heroes campaign.

We were overwhelmed by the support we received both from attendees, and our hosts, the One Art Space gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, who were gracious, helpful, and generous with not only the wonderful gallery space they provided for us, but with their time and personal attention to our needs.

Jack Kirby: Pencils And Inks from the Kirby Museum and IDW!

Just a few weeks ago, the Kirby Museum’s co-production with IDW – with thanks to the Kirby Estate, DC Comics, and Mike Royer – a book titled “Jack Kirby: Pencils and Inks” was released to comics specialty shops. As far as we can tell, it’s a smash!

“Jack Kirby: Pencils And Inks” presents Kirby’s first Demon, Kamandi, and OMAC stories, with the photocopies of his pencil art alongside the original art as inked and lettered by Mike Royer. Royer and Lisa Kirby provide illuminating essays.

Thanks to our incredibly talented and resourceful Tom Kraft, who designed and packaged the book, as well as IDW’s Scott Dunbier, this book represents the Jack Kirby Museum’s first work with a publisher, and is hopefully not the last.

We are now accepting orders for the limited Jack Kirby Museum edition of “Jack Kirby: Pencils and Inks.” The limited edition features a variant photo cover of Kirby drawing a Kamandi page. The rare photo was graciously provided by David Folkman. We have 100 copies of the limited edition, 50 of which have a tipped-in card signed by artist and inker Mike Royer.

All sales will benefit the museum in our ongoing efforts to study, preserve, and publicize the work of Jack Kirby.

MoCCA Arts Festival 2016!

The Jack Kirby Museum will have a table at the MoCCA Arts festival in NYC, April 2nd & 3rd. We look forward to seeing you there!

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
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

Jack Kirby, PFC


Jack Kirby’s time in military service during World War Two had a powerful effect on him, which was evident in his work. Over on Marvel.com, Neal Kirby shares some stories and photographs.

San Diego!

We’re set up at booth 5520 near aisle 1300, with T-shirts, prints, membership premiums, and a Kirby art exhibit of hi res prints of hi res scans.

Annie B @nurseshark with her Electrocute T!

New articles!

Be sure to read Norris Burroughs’ “My Introduction to Kirby” on Kirby Kinetics and James Romberger’s “The Deceptions of Argo” on The Kirby Effect, There’s an awesome “Hulk Victorious” by MJ Macedo on Jason Garrattley’s KIRBY-VISION, too!

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!

1972 - Pioneer Plaque
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!

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 & Jack Kirby Museum at Calgary

We’re thrilled to be at the Calgary Expo this weekend! Erik Larsen will be there, too, as our Special Guest. Erik has generously produced an exclusive 250 plate print, the proceeds of which will benefit the Kirby Museum. So if you’re going to Calgary, be sure to visit booth 1523-1524.

There will also be a Jack Kirby panel on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00pm in Palomino room H, with Erik, Michael Cho, Tim Lasiuta and more!