Just popping up to say that I’m in the midst of reworking the Museum’s website, which is why I haven’t posted in a while. I don’t want to add too much new content here. I have been contributing to the Museum’s Tumblr over at http://kirbymuseum.tumblr.com. The Museum blogs are still rockin’ away – see the list to the left on our home page – thanks to our wonderful volunteer bloggers Richard, Rob, Bob, Jason, and Norris. I’ve got a backlog, and some changes for The Kirby Effect in the works, too.
Thanks for all of your support! 2013 is looking to be a another great year for the Kirby Museum.
It’s been an honor to be hosting Harry Mendryk’s Simon & Kirby blog on the Kirby Museum’s site, so I’m sad to see that after more than six years and almost 700 entries, Harry posted his farewell today.
Thankfully, Harry has agreed to allow the blog to remain online. I know it is already a great resource, and expect it to remain so. If you haven’t visited, do it now!
We’re excited to announce a number of new limited edition Jack Kirby giclees – “The Streets of Heaven”, “Psychedelic Fliers”, “Calpurnia”, “Pioneer Plaque”, and “Football Warriors”. Yes, we still offer the Psychedelic Fliers and Calpurnia as postcards and the Football Warriors as stickers, but, wow, you should see them as prints.
1978 – The Streets of Heaven
1969 – Calpurnia
1972 – Pioneer Plaque
Also some new items containing Kirby-related work that have been donated to us to help raise funds for our Pop Up Museum on the Lower East Side – Dylan Todd‘s King T-shirt, and signed, limited editions of both Tom Morehouse’s incredible “The Power Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” collage, and Arlen Schumer‘s 32 page “Jack Kirby Silver Edition”. A second printing of Arlen’s “The Auteur Theory Of Comics” booklet will be available, too.
All items mentioned above are NYCC exclusives – for now. The only exceptions are Arlen’s “Auteur Theory” for $25 in the US and $30 elsewhere, and Tom Morehouse’s collage for $50/$55. Just click on the Brick & Mortar Fund Donate button on this page, enter the appropriate amount, and tell us what you’d like.
A limited selection of Kirby comics and collections will be for sale, with net proceeds going to our Pop Up.
If you have Jack Kirby Original Art in your collection, please bring it to the show! Museum Trustee and WhatIfKirby.com proprietor Tom Kraft will be manning a high-end, large format scanner over at Bechara Maalouf’s Nostalgic Investments booth #410 to add scans to our Original Art Digital Archive.
Museum member and writer Russell Payne is a guest at the Northants International Comic Expo (NICE) this weekend in Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. He’ll be promoting the museum and sitting on a special Jack Kirby panel alongside artists Doug Braithwaite, John Watson and Shaky Kane discussing “Jack Kirby’s Influence On Modern Comics”. Come along and chat to Russell about Jack and the Kirby Museum and he’ll give you a Jack Kirby sticker!