Exciting News: Welcome Matt Birris to Our Board!

We are delighted to announce the addition of Matt Birris to our board of directors! With a rich background in video game publishing and management consulting, Matt brings invaluable expertise and a profound passion for Jack Kirby’s legacy to our organization.

Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, specializing in Marketing and Strategy, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, with a focus on Finance. His impressive educational background and professional experience uniquely equip him to contribute to our mission.

Matt’s journey to joining our board is a testament to his lifelong admiration for Jack Kirby’s artistic contributions. Reflecting on his childhood influences, Matt recalls, “As a child of the 80s, I fell in love with DC Super Powers toys, the Incredible Hulk TV series, and Jim Starlin’s Silver Surfer comics.” However, it was only later in life that he realized the creative force behind these beloved works was Jack Kirby. Matt’s adult exploration of Kirby’s Fourth World solidified his admiration and prompted him to question why Kirby’s impact wasn’t more widely celebrated.

Rand Hoppe, our founding trustee/director, expressed his enthusiasm for Matt’s appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our board. His background in video game publishing and management consulting, coupled with his genuine passion for Jack Kirby’s work, make him a valuable addition to our team.”

In accepting his new role, Matt expressed his honor and commitment to furthering the museum’s mission: “I’m honored to be a part of this effort to bring Kirby’s genius to a larger audience.”

With Matt Birris joining our board of directors, the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center looks forward to leveraging his expertise and passion to advance our goal of preserving and promoting the enduring legacy of Jack Kirby in the world of comic books and popular culture.

We’re getting down to the wire!

Less than a day left for our 2nd edition of Ferran Delgado’s beautiful “Sky Masters of the Space Force : The Complete Sunday Strips in Color (1959-1960” filled with Jack Kirby and Wallace Wood awesomeness! Get yours now!

https://zoop.gg/c/skymastersofthespaceforce

Order your Sky Masters Sunday book now!

We’re thrilled to announce that our crowdfunding campaign for the 2nd Edition of Sky Masters of the Space Force – The Complete Sundays Strips in Color (1959-1960) is now live on Zoop!

Early bird prices are in effect through tomorrow, January 10, so head on over to the Zoop campaign page and make it happen!

Sky Masters of the Space Force – The Complete Sundays Strips in Color (1959-1960) is a second edition of Ferran Delgado’s hard to find, 2019 Eisner Award-nominated book, which featured all of Jack Kirby’s color Sunday Sky Masters strips for the first time. Wallace Wood’s inks are incredible over Jack’s art, so fans and scholars shouldn’t miss out on this chance to experience the pairing of these two legendary talents. What’s more, this volume contains Kirby’s color guides for the strip, making it one of the only confirmed examples of “Kirby Kolor” in published form. 

The book also features articles by comics scholars, original art, color guides, and more!

Our Jack Kirby Digital Collections Website

In 2006, we initiated the Jack Kirby Digital Archive project with an ambitious aim—to scan every piece of Jack Kirby’s original art and related artifacts. Our Archive, now boasting over 14,000 pages, is being meticulously cataloged through an incredible database, encompassing comic and strip art, sketches, pencil photocopies, photos, and more.

But that’s just the beginning. We’re also crafting Jack Kirby’s Catalogue Raisonné—an online catalog where you can explore both his published masterpieces and previously unseen creations.

We’re excited to bring these archives to you on a new Collections website. However, we can’t do it alone; we need your support to make this vision a reality. Join us in celebrating Jack Kirby’s legacy by contributing to our cause.

Explore the artistic wonders of Jack Kirby—your help makes it possible.

Learn more over on our Campaign Page.

New York Comic Con!

We’ll be at #4539 selling our many Kirby wonders, and looking forward to talking Kirby!

The Kirby Museum will be at next week’s New York Comic C. The Kirby Museum’s booth is at 4539.

At Nostalgic Investments’ booth 4040, we are scanning Kirby art for the digital archive. If you have Kirby art and are going to the con, please stop by and have your art archived. It’s very important to preserve your art in digital form in the Museum’s Kirby Digital Archive for us to enjoy and for future generations.

To support the Digital Archive’s Collection website fundraising effort go to https://kirbym.us/e/coll.

Annual Jack Kirby Birthday Walking Tour is postponed one week.

Rand is under the weather!

We’re sorry to report that our Walking Tour guide, Museum Founder Rand Hoppe is not feeling well and will not be able to host the tour on the Monday, the 28th. However, he should be fine in a week on Monday, September 4th, so we’re re-scheduling until then at 6:00pm.

Details remain much the same:

Starting at 6:00 pm at the corner of Delancey and Essex Streets, we’ll make our way to Kirby’s birthplace, then to the location of his boyhood home, and will end at the location of the boy’s club that was instrumental to his upbringing. If you’ve attended the tour in the past, an exciting new location will be added!

At each stop, we will share stories and facts about Jack Kirby’s life on the Lower East Side and engage in some friendly Q&A about his work and career. There will also be a guerrilla street theater reading of his autobiographical story Street Code near where he grew up, and (new!) trivia questions with prizes! Check our website or social feeds for more information as the date gets closer.

This is a free, non-ticketed event. Donations welcome! Show up and celebrate with us!

The tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. The tour will be livestreamed! Again, more details as we get closer.

What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour
When: Monday, September 4th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes

https://goo.gl/maps/dPgdVqZvMboH5J25A

Save the Date for these upcoming events!

It’s a tradition! Join us for our Annual Jack Kirby Lower East Side walking tour!

Monday, August 28th would have been Jack Kirby’s 106th birthday. Starting at 6:30 pm at the corner of Delancey and Essex Streets, we’ll make our way to Kirby’s birthplace, then to the location of his boyhood home, and will end at the location of the boy’s club that was instrumental to his upbringing. If you’ve attended the tour in the past, an exciting new location will be added!

At each stop, we will share stories and facts about Jack Kirby’s life on the Lower East Side and engage in some friendly Q&A about his work and career. There will also be a guerrilla street theater reading of his autobiographical story Street Code near where he grew up, and (new!) trivia questions with prizes! Check our website or social feeds for more information as the date gets closer.

This is a free, non-ticketed event. Donations welcome! Show up and celebrate with us!

The tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. The tour will be livestreamed! Again, more details as we get closer.

What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour
When: Monday, August 28th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes

https://goo.gl/maps/dPgdVqZvMboH5J25A

We hope many Kirby fans, collectors and Museum members will visit us at New York Comic Con!

New York Comic Con!
newyorkcomiccon.com
Thursday through Sunday, October 12-15

Javits Center
429 11th Ave
New York, NY

See the museum at these upcoming Spring 2023 events

The Kirby Museum has the full schedule of comic cons and shows we plan to attend this year. Some booth setups will offer our full or partial line of merchandise sale – items in our gift shop plus more, while others are a small setup with our professional scanners to scan and archive pages to our Jack Kirby Digital Archive.

We hope many Kirby fans, collectors and Museum members will visit us at these events:

MoCCA Arts Festival
moccafest.org
Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2 – 11 am-7 pm Saturday; 11 am – 6 pm Sunday

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
New York, NY

Our attendance
We will have our full line of merchandise and special show items for sale. Trustee Rand Hoppe will attend and manage the Kirby booth.

About the Show
he MoCCA Arts Fest is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics and cartoon festival. With over 500 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, the Fest and our artists exemplify the limitless aesthetic and social power of comics and cartooning.

“Old School Comic Show
oldschoolcomicshow.com
Saturday April 15th – 10 am-5 pm

Douglas N. Everett Arena
15 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH 03301

Our attendance
We will have our full line of merchandise and special show items for sale. Trustee Tom Kraft will attend and manage the Kirby booth next to Mike Royer. He will not scan art but can take requests to have collector’s Kirby art archived.

About the Show
This show has an arena full of a stupendous array of comics from dollar books to rare issues that you may only have this one chance to see in front of your eyes, plus dealers coming in from as far as California and Las Vegas with new, fresh stock!

Wicked Comic Con Boston
wickedcomiccon.com
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 – 10 am-6 pm both days

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

Our attendance
We will have our full line of merchandise and special show items for sale. Trustee Tom Kraft will attend and manage the Kirby booth. He will not scan art but can take requests to have collector’s Kirby art archived.

About the Show
The Boston Comic Con Founders present Wicked Comic Con! It’s all about comic books, comic book creators, comic book art, and cosplay!

Los Angeles Pure Comic Art Show
lacomicartshow.com.com
Sunday, June 4th – 10 am-4 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Redondo Beach
2410 Marine Avenue
Redondo Beach, California 90278

Our attendance
We will have all our t-shirts for sale. Trustee Tom Kraft will attend and manage the Kirby booth. We will be scanning and archiving art for the Kirby Digital Archive at the table! If you are plan to attend the con and have Kirby art, please bring it to the con to have it archived.

About the Show
The LA Comic Art Show is dedicated to selling original comic art. The show includes Art dealers and collectors from around the country featuring thousands of pages of original comic art from the 40s to present – No comics, just art!

More #JackKirby105 !

On Saturday, August 27th at 3pm Eastern US time, join us on our YouTube channel for a live streamed visit to the Kirby homes in Nassau County and Brooklyn!

We won’t be going inside the homes, but just visiting the outside. We’ll start at the Kirbys’ last NY home in East Williston and end up at the first recorded home in Brooklyn! We expect this stream to last almost 2 hours. Whew!

What: Streaming Tour of Kirby Homes in Nassau County and Brooklyn
When: Saturday, August 27th, 3-5pm
Where: YouTube & Facebook

Then Sunday, we’ll start our Lower East Side Jack Kirby walking tour at the corner of Delancey & Essex at 5pm. We’ll make our way to Kirby’s birthplace, then to the location of his boyhood home, and will end at the location of the boy’s club that was instrumental to his upbringing. At each stop, we will share stories and facts about Jack Kirby’s life on the Lower East Side and engage in some friendly Q&A about his work and career. There will also be trivia questions with prizes!

The Walking Tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. We expect all attendees to keep a reasonable distance while walking. The tour will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel.

What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour
When: Sunday, August 28th, 5-6:30pm
Walk: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes
Watch: YouTube & Facebook

For more information, email info@kirbymuseum.org

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Cookies settings
Accept
Decline
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or place an order. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or mailing address.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs) To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you) To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs) To process transactions Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature To send periodic emails The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service. Google Analytics We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/)

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Registration

The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions. We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalise services for you. To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data that you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what you might be interested in. This ‘profiling’ information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data (such as the electoral roll) or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can choose not to have such data shared with the Guardian from these sources by logging into your account and changing the settings in the privacy section. After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalised based on what you have been reading on theguardian.com. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’. Logging in using social networking credentials If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a Guardian identity. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Guardian app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Guardian identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the Guardian from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Updating your personal information

We offer a ‘My details’ page (also known as Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My details’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.
Save settings
Cookies settings