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.
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.
The Museum’s website software just had to be updated. The gallery application that we were using to display images was not keeping up with the times. Rather than tinker with the setup we had, I made the call to move everything over to an installation of WordPress. The Museum’s blogs were already using WordPress, so what the hey?
Now, the re-working of the site has brought about some other changes, as well. Our making some image galleries exclusively available to Museum members is going to be put on temporary hold. We’ll have an announcement regarding that kind of Membership perk pretty soon. In the meantime, you are checking out Museum Trustee Tom Kraft’s What If Kirby site, aren’t you?
The other aspect that’s been changed is that I’ve moved all the posts from this “Kirby Museum blog” that relate to Kirby and his work over to the Kirby Effect. After all, the Kirby Effect is the journal of the Museum, and that’s where any new discoveries or articles about Kirby should be posted. We hope to have the work of more guest writers on the Effect. If you’re interested in helping with the Kirby Effect in any way, please contact me. In the meantime, head on over there, wander around, use the search function, or try Google.
So what’s left here? Well, this is the news blog about the Museum itself. I’ll continue to announce convention appearances, membership news, fundraising information, talks and presentations – events related to the non-profit educational organization – here.
The new version of the website is not nearly complete, so if you come back and it looks different, you’ll know I’ve been working on it.
Thanks for all of your support!
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!
Certainly looking forward to seeing everyone at MoCCAFest this weekend in NYC!
We’re at table B62
For more information, go here: http://www.societyillustrators.org/Mocca_Event.aspx?id=8605
In the coming weeks, the Kirby Museum will be attending:
The Comic Art Con, in Secaucus, NJ: 24 March. Tom Kraft will be scanning for our digital archive at Nostalgic Investments’ table.
WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA: 29-31 March. Rand Hoppe will be manning a Kirby Museum booth at #825. Tom Kraft will be scanning at Nostalgic Investments’ #412.
We wish we could be setting up at Asbury Park Comic Con, as we have in the past.
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.