For Jack Kirby’s 104th – A Lower East Side Walking Tour!

On Saturday, August 28th, join us to celebrate what would have been Jack Kirby’s 104th birthday! Starting at the corner of Delancey & Essex at 4pm, the walking tour will make its 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 tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. We expect all attendees to be fully vaccinated, keep a reasonable distance while walking, and to wear masks during all stops. The tour will be livestreamed to our usual venues on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, with Kirby-centric video clips streamed out while we are walking.

What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour
When: Saturday, August 28th, 4-5:30pm
Where: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes

For more information, email info@kirbymuseum.org

Rest In Peace, Steve Sherman

One-time Jack Kirby assistant and long-time great guy Steve Sherman passed away last Thursday, June 24th. It was a joy having gotten to know Steve over the years, and it’s sad that he’s gone.

Jack Kirby & Steve Sherman
Steve often joined Mark Badger and Bruce Simon at conventions in the Bay Area.

Some memories from his pal Mark Evanier.

Memories of Steve by Neal Kirby

An interview with Steve by Steven Brower at Print

We are honored that Steve’s widow Diana Mercer has requested that those who wish to make a donation in Steve’s honor direct that money to us. Here’s a button to help:

According to Jack Kirby

We’ve published some of Michael Hill’s work over on our “Kirby Effect” blog, but now his fantastic book, “According to Jack Kirby” is available! It’s a must read!

Fun Night! A(nother) Live Stream!

Late notice, yes, but tonight is another Live Stream night for the Kirby Museum. Please check our social media venues for the streams. There will be guests, trivia, an auction and more! As we get close, we’ll list the auction items in this post.

Wanna bid? Text Item Code and Bid Amount to: 201-204-0532. Shipping = $6 domestic, $20 international will be added.

Item Code DL = Dingbat Love – Museum Edition (variant cover): Starting Bid $25

Item Code MRDL = Dingbat Love – Museum Edition (variant cover) Signed by Mike Royer: Starting Bid $50

Item Code SKY = Sky Masters Sundays: Starting Bid $50

Item Code P&IMR = Kirby pencils & inks signed by Mike Royer: Starting bid $100

Item Code TTW = Tribes Trilogy – Woman: Starting bid $50

Item Code TTK = Tribes Trilogy – Kabuto: Starting bid $50

Item Code TTL = Tribes Trilogy – Lizard : Starting bid $50

Item Code 2001F = 2001 Face: Starting bid $25

Item Code 2001M = 2001 Monolith: Starting bid $25

Item Code ROBOT = Robot: Starting bid $50

Item Code SPACEMAN = Spaceman: Starting bid $50

Item Code VIRA = Vira: Starting bid $50

Item Code: DREAM = Dream Machine: Starting bid $200

3 days for 103 Virtual Pop-Up page

We’ve created a page here on our site to hold all the information about the 3 days for 103 virtual pop-up. While we may post updates to this home page blog, too, the 3for103 page will be a regularly updated reference point.

That said, here’s a portion of our still evolving list of guests:

  • Tracy Kirby and Jeremy Kirby, two of Jack Kirby’s grandchildren
  • Ray Wyman, Jr., Author of  The Art of Jack Kirby
  • Erik Larsen, Savage Dragon perpetrator
  • Mike Royer, artist and Kirby inker and letterer
  • Jean Depelley, Kirby biographer
  • James Romberger, artist and writer
  • Bechara Maalouf, original art dealer
  • David Russell, concept and storyboard artist
  • Tom Scioli, cartoonist, Kirby biographer
  • Sydney Heifler, Romance Comics scholar
  • Rob Liefeld, Comic Book Artist, creator of Deadpool, Cable and more
  • Barry Ira Geller, Lord of Light producer
  • Kate Willaert, “Kirby without Words”
  • Abraham Riesman, Stan Lee biographer

3 days for 103 virtual pop-up

We’re happy to announce our “3 days for 103” virtual pop-up!

Starting before noon EDT on August 28th, what would have been Jack Kirby’s 103rd birthday, we will open a video channel that multicasts to YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope/Twitter. We’ll continue doing so through Saturday and Sunday, too.

We’ll be offering tours of Kirby art and other items in our collection, welcoming special guests for a chat and Q&A, and presenting other fun events!

As we solidify the schedule, we will post here, send out a newsletter, and share on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It’ll be a blast!

Jack Kirby Today!

Be sure to visit our social media feeds, as we have been posting regular Jack Kirby Today items that feature Kirby comic book release dates! TwitterFacebookInstagram

We’ve also been trying some livestreaming! If things go as planned, we’ll be inviting some guests to join us. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel!

2019 New York Comic Con

Once again, we’ll be set up at NYCC, but this time at a new location! We’ll be at an EXPANDED CORNER BOOTH #970! Come by to view Kirby artwork, talk Kirby with Museum volunteers, and, of course, buy posters, pins, t-shirts, stickers, portfolios, books, magazines, and more to help us keep our archives safe and secure!

Not only that, we’re sponsoring a panel on Thursday at 1:30pm! Titled ” Gangsters, Lovers, Heroes, Warriors, Gods: Jack Kirby’s Women”, Elana Levin, Heidi MacDonald, Jay Justice, Cecil Castellucci , Adrian Melo and Meg Downey will discuss Kirby’s female characters. Room 1A02

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Explore/Panels/Panels-And-Screenings/#/event/gangsters-lovers-heroes-warriors-gods-jack-kirbys-women

102 years of Jack Kirby – Walking Tour & Mixer

Wednesday, August 28th would be Jack Kirby’s 102nd Birthday

Are you in NYC? Please join the Jack Kirby Museum at 6:30pm Wednesday August 28th on Delancey Street just east of the corner of Essex St. (near Richie’s and Fabco Shoes) Lower East Side for a walking tour including a visit to Jack’s birthplace, a guerrilla street theater reading of his autobiographical story Street Code near where he grew up, trivia questions (with prizes), and ending with a mixer at a local haunt (TBD!)

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

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VEdZ1Ki7hr3E8NDs8

Update!

Contrary to what you may have seen here on on our homepage, we have been busy for the past year.

We’ve set up at the Comic Art Show in September 2018, New York Comic Con in October 2018, Comic Art Show in April 2019, Big Apple Con in March 2019, WonderCon in March 2019, LA Comic Art Show in May 2019, Heroes Con in June 2019 and San Diego Comic-Con in Jul 2019!

Many thanks to the Comic Art Show, Big Apple Con, LA Comic Art Show, HeroesCon, and Comic-Con International for their support of our efforts!

We’ve added new merchandise to our line: the Galactic Head pin, the NY Warrior t-shirt, the Rainbow Flyer t-shirt.

We now have upwards of 4500 pieces of original art scanned in our Digital Archive. Thanks so much to all the collectors, especially Jack’s grandson Jeremy Kirby, for allowing us to scan your Kirby art!