Kirby, Eternally – from Ragnarök to Rebirth in NYC!

Kirby, Eternally - a new Jack Kirby Museum Pop-Up in NYC. 11-16 November

It’s impending! It’s happening! It’s on its way! You know… The End! Existential Doom! The cosmic gods have arrived and they’re judging Earth’s very existence! Not only that, the gods are having some serious troubles of their own, too, see? And well, here comes the apocalypse… ragnarök… Wait… what’s this? It’s not the END end? It’s just another cycle? And now there’s a… rebirth?

Next week the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center welcomes you to Kirby, Eternally, from Ragnarök to Rebirth our almost week-long event in downtown Manhattan! We’ll present, exhibit, and talk about how Jack Kirby, one of the most influential creators of the twentieth century used gods and mythological apocalypse and rebirth in his stories.

We’ll be showcasing Kirby’s work on Eternals, Thor, New Gods, Fantastic Four, and more. Join us at One Art Space, 23 Warren Street in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood from November 11th through the 16th, to see some Jack Kirby original art, enjoy some large prints of his mind-blowing printed work, take a look at some of his comics, experience a random, unscheduled reading of his work, wear some Kirby-inspired headgear, attend some ticketed, live-streamed events and more!

PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday, Nov. 11

Noon: Gallery opens

2:00 pmKirby at War Screening (free ticketed event) 

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Since we’re opening on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th, our first ticketed event at 2pm will consist of showing our friends Marc Azema and Jean Depelley’s documentary Kirby at War. After his upbringing in NYC’s dog-eat-dog Lower East Side ghetto, Kirby’s harrowing experiences in Europe in World War II continued to inform his life and work. With great respect and humility, we’re honored to be able to acknowledge this time in his life, and how it affected his continuing use of the themes we’re presenting.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Opening reception (free ticketed event) 

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Our ticketed opening will feature an open discussion with curators Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, Nov. 12

3:00 pmLord of Light with Barry Geller and Mike Royer (free ticketed event) 

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Producer and art director Barry Geller and inker/letterer extraordinaire Mike Royer join us for a livestreamed virtual event! Kirby’s Lord of Light works are some of his most inspired mythological visuals, and we’re thrilled to be able to talk about it with Barry and Mike.

Satuday, Nov. 13

2:00 pm – Jacked Kirby Live Recording With Special Guests (ticketed event) 

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The Jacked Kirby podcast hosted by Tommy Lombardozzi and Mike D joins us for a live recording! Their special guest will be Olympians author and illustrator George O’Connor! It’ll be a brain-blast!

What: Kirby, Eternally, from Ragnarök to Rebirth

When: Thursday, November 11th through Tuesday, November 16th
Thurs., Nov. 11th – Gallery opens at Noon
Thurs., Nov. 11th – Exclusive Ticketed Screening from 2pm – 3:30pm (see above!)
Thurs., Nov. 11th – Exclusive Ticketed Opening Reception from 6pm – closing (see above!)
Fri., Nov. 12th – Gallery opens at Noon
Fri., Nov. 12th – Exclusive Ticketed Hybrid Livestream from 6pm – closing (see above!)
Sat., Nov. 13th – Gallery opens at Noon
Sat., Nov. 13th – Exclusive Ticketed Podcast event from 2pm-3:30pm (see above!)
Sat., Nov. 13th – Gallery closes at 7pm
Sun., Nov. 14th – Gallery open from Noon-5pm
Mon., Nov. 15th & Tues., Nov. 16th Gallery open from Noon – 7pm

Where: One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, New York, NY

Who: Your friends, the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center

NOTICE: In accordance with New York City mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide proof of vaccination with another form of identification in order to enter into One Art Space. Masks must be worn inside the gallery at all times for all visitors over the age of two.

Take “A Jack Kirby Odyssey” in NYC May 11-13!

The Jack Kirby Museum is proud to announce our first pop-up event of 2018. A Jack Kirby Odyssey will celebrate the King of Comics’ visionary work adapting and expanding on Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Kirby Museum’s A Jack Kirby Odyssey will take place at One Art Space, located at 23 Warren Street in New York City, from May 11 through May 13.

Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece, the Jack Kirby Museum will present an oversized reproduction Kirby’s adaptation of the movie, compilations of the photocopies of Kirby’s pencil art for his subsequent stories, which have never been reprinted, as well as dramatic, multimedia performances of three of these stories.

“Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey comics were pure Kosmic Kirby at the top of his craft, expanding on the 2001 story in ways not even masters like Kubrick or Clarke could have imagined,” says Kirby Museum Acting Director, Rand Hoppe. “We can’t wait for fans to have their minds blown by the stories AND the visuals.”

“The comics on display for A Jack Kirby Odyssey were painstakingly reproduced from the photocopies of Kirby’s pencil art,” adds Kirby Museum President, Tom Kraft. “The oversized comics at our Kirby 100 birthday celebration at One Art Space were big hits. We expect people will love seeing Kirby’s cosmic pencil art at large size, too.”

More programming will be announced shortly. For ongoing updates, check kirbymuseum.org, follow @JackKirbyMuseum on Twitter, and like facebook.com/KirbyMuseum.

“Jack Kirby: 100 Years” Schedule

Sunday, August 27th

One Art Space, 23 Warren St, NYC

Open from Noon until 7pm – Opening Celebration All Day

3pm – “Explore Kirby Original Art”  with Collector/Museum Trustee Tom Kraft

5pm – Silent Auction starts – (original art will not be offered). Telephone bids MAY be available. Stay tuned.

6pm – “What is the Jack Kirby Museum?” with Tom Kraft and Founding Trustee Rand Hoppe

7pm – Silent Auction ends.

Monday, August 28th

One Art Space, 23 Warren St, NYC

Open from Noon until 7pm – Birthday Celebration All Day

All profits from T-shirt sales today will go to the Kirby4Heroes campaign for the Hero initiative

6pm – “Jack Kirby – 100 years” talk by Rand Hoppe

Tuesday, August 29th

One Art Space, 23 Warren St, NYC

Open from Noon until 7pm

Wednesday, August 30th

One Art Space, 23 Warren St, NYC

6pm – “The Science Fiction Work of Jack Kirby” talk with Writer Adam McGovern and Rand Hoppe

“Jack Kirby: 100 Years” in New York City

The Jack Kirby Museum Presents

A Special Four Day Event Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jack Kirby

NEW YORK, NY (August 15, 2017) – Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many other pop culture icons, played an indispensable role in the emergence of comics as an art form. Kirby is to comics what Hitchcock or Spielberg are to movies, Babe Ruth is to baseball, or The Beatles are to rock n’ roll. Not only was Kirby incredibly prolific and influential, but he was an innovator whose work has come to define fantastic storytelling in comics and beyond.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth, the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center will open a special, limited-engagement event, celebrating the life, legacy, and boundless creativity of the King of Comics. “Jack Kirby – 100 Years” will take place at One Art Space, located at 23 Warren Street in New York City, from August 27-30.

Jack Kirby 100 Years Highlights Include:

  • Oversized reproductions of some of Kirby’s most famous work.
  • Opening reception and birthday party
  • A peek into the Museum’s digital archive, allowing fans access to thousands of pages of scanned art.
  • A gift shop featuring limited edition prints of Kirby artwork, books, t-shirts, and more.
  • A Kirby 100 Years talk by Founding Trustee Rand Hoppe
  • An introduction to the Kirby Museum by Trustees Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe
  • More to be announced as we get closer to the date.

About Us

The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby. Kirby 100 marks our third pop-up event in New York City and we regularly travel the US and Europe putting on and assisting exhibitions and lectures about Mr. Kirby’s life and art.

100 Days of Jack Kirby begins now!

The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is proud to announce the 100 Days of Kirby in honor of Jack’s approaching 100th birthday on August 28. Our Kirby centenary efforts will consist of live events, talks, parties, and a few surprises along the way.  We’ll be working with friends, members, and donors both in the United States and the international community to make Jack’s 100th birthday a global event.

As part of our Kirby 100 effort, we’re offering some exciting new donation rewards and membership options. Your donation will allow us to honor Jack Kirby the way he deserves, and help us to scale future efforts, both to celebrate Jack’s centenary and beyond. Your donations help support our ongoing efforts to scan, collect, and preserve Jack’s work for future generations. You’ll be able to see more of our scans and preservation efforts than ever before, as we open up our digital archives for viewing on social media over the next 100 days. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and keep an eye on the front page of kirbymuseum.org for daily journeys into the life and work of one of the greatest artists of any medium the 20th Century produced.

 

To thank you for your support, we’re offering…

$1 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers

$5 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers and a set of Psychedelic Flyer postcards

$10 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers a set of Psychedelic Flyer postcards, and one mini-comic (choose Street Code or Private Kirby)

$25 = A set of Kirby 100 stickers, a set of Psychedelic Flyer postcards, and both mini-comics.


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
As a member of the Jack Kirby Museum, you’ll receive a 10% discount on all items in the Museum store and preferred access to upcoming Kirby Museum events for the duration of your membership. (and if you are a current member, be on the lookout for a package of goodies from the Museum Shop.)

$50 = At the $50 membership level, you’ll receive all of the items in the $25 donation package, and you can choose from one of the following prints or posters (while supplies last):

Erik Larsen’s Savage Kirby Dragon (12″ x 18″), Lord of Light: The Streets of Heaven and Comics Combatives Foxhole Event Poster (11″ x 17″)

$100 = At the $100 membership level, you’ll get everything in the $50 level plus choose one of the following t-shirts.

Kirby T-Shirts

Top: V-neck T-shirt (Ladies Sizes only), King Miracle T-Shirt (Men and Ladies Sizes), and Galactic Black T-shirt (Men and Ladies Sizes) – Bottom: Electrocute T-shirt (Men Sizes only) and Dark Psychedelic Flier long sleeve T-shirt (Men Sizes only)

$150 = At the $150 membership level, you’ll everything in the $100 level, plus choose one of the following vintage posters (while supplies last). Please note that these vintage posters are not in mint condition. Expect imperfections.

Kirby Vintage Prints

Top: Captain America (23″ x 29″), 1941 Captain America (14″ x 23″) and Kirby Marvel (14″ x 23″) – Bottom: Incan Visitation (24″ x 18″) and Galactic Head (18″ x 20″)

$200 = Your $200 membership gets you all of the merchandise outlined above, plus as a limited-edition, signed-and-numbered prints of Tom Morehouse’s “The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” collage (while supplies last).

“The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” Collage (24″ x 39″)

$500 = Your $500 membership gets you all of the merchandise outlined above, plus a full set of limited edition Tribes Trilogy prints.

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Tribes Trilogy: Kabuto, Lizard and Woman (18″ x 24″)

$750 = Your $750 membership includes all of the above, plus a full set of Kirby Museum t-shirts (order may be slightly delayed because of sizing supply).

$1,000 = Your $1,000 membership includes everything outlined above, including every vintage poster. So this includes:

  • All three posters
  • All five t-shirts
  • “The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” Collage
  • All three Tribes Trilogy limited Prints

Additional naming and sponsorship opportunities will be offered as some of our events and exhibits crystallize. We still have opportunities to host and sponsor events, so please contact kirby100@kirbymuseum.org.

NYCC: Kirby 100 Cosplay photo, Sunday 1pm!

Are you cosplaying a Jack Kirby created or co-created character at New York Comic-Con this Sunday? If so, we invite you to join us in commemorating Jack Kirby’s centennial birthday year with a photo shoot on Sunday, October 9th at 1pm.

We’ll choose a location as soon as we can, and will have more information at our booth #1040, here on our web page, and on the various social channels!

Here are some of the more well-known characters:

Captain America, Bucky, Red Skull, Boy Commandos, Newsboy Legion, Challengers of the Unknown, Groot, Fantastic Four (Especially Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing), Mole Man, Skrulls, Doctor Doom, Impossible Man, Alicia Masters, Puppet Master, Nick Fury, AIM, MODOK, The Watcher, Galactus, Silver Surfer, Wyatt Wingfoot, Black Panther, Thor, Hulk, Rick Jones, Ringmaster, Ant-Man, Wasp, X-Men (Prof. X, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel), Magneto, Blob, Toad, Inhumans (Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Maximus), Odin, Balder, Loki, Sif, Volstagg, Heimdall, Ego, Him, New Gods (Orion, Highfather, Metron, Lightray), Darkseid, Granny Goodness, DeSaad, Glorious Godfrey, Kalibak, Forever People (Mark Moonrider, Vykin, Beautiful Dreamer, Serifan, Big Bear, Infinity Man), Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Oberon, Shilo Norman, Female Furies (Lashina, Stompa, Mad Harriet), Etrigan the Demon, OMAC, Princess Zanda, Mr. Little, Eternals (Ikaris, Ajax, Thena, Kro, Sersi, Zuras, Karkas, Reject, Sprite), Machine Man, Destroyer Duck, Captain Victory, Egghead, Lightning Lady, Goozlebobber, Silver Star, Darius Drumm,

New York Comic Con!

We’ll be set up at booth 1040 in the small press area (where the ceiling is low in the center of the main floor of the Javits Center).

On Friday, October 7th our Acting Executive Director Rand Hoppe will participate in the panel “Will Eisner / Jack Kirby : Two Centuries of Genius”  at 1:30PM in Panel Room 1B03 with host Danny Fingeroth, Paul Levitz (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), and Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts).

More to come!

New Print & T-Shirt editions at San Diego this year!

Get ready, all you San Diego comic-con Kirby fans! Come visit booth 5520, where we’re offering a new limited edition print – this time Kirby’s pencil art spaceman that he gave to fellow cartoonist Don Heck as a wedding present in 1966:

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AND a new edition of Dylan Todd’s “King”  t-shirt – this time with Dylan’s “MIracle” color scheme!

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The yellow and green ink are eye popping neon/day-glo/fluorescent ink, and, that’s right – we’re going to have some Ladies’ sizes!

The 25″ by 17″ Spaceman print will sell for $50 – and there are only 30 in this edition. The Miracle King shirt will sell for $20.

We’ll also have the Black Galactic Head t-shirt, the Psychedelic Flyer long sleeve, the When It Is Spring Ladies v-neck, Foxhole posters, Scioli-Depelley “Pvt. Kirby” mini comic, and more!

If you have Kirby original art, Tom Kraft will be scanning at Bechara Maalouf’s Nostalgic Investments’ original art booth 4403. We appreciate you help building our Kirby Digital Archive!

See you there!

 

Jack Kirby Science Fiction panel this Saturday, December 5th, 1pm

Love Jack Kirby’s work? Love Science Fiction? Well, if you’re in the New York City Metropolitan Area this Saturday, come on over to  Winter Con at New York City’s Resort World Casino!

At 1pm in Winter Con’s Panel Room, Kirby Museum co-founder Rand Hoppe teams up with Nightworld and the Kirby Collector’s “Kirby As A Genre” writer Adam McGovern will take a tour of Jack Kirby’s science fiction concepts.

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Comics Combatives Hours & Admission

Where: 103 Allen St., NYC
When: Tuesday-Sunday (Closed Mondays & Thanksgiving) from Noon through 7pm.
We may stay open later for special events.

Admission/Suggested Donations

General · $10
Seniors & Students · $5
Ages 15-18 · Free
Ages 14 and under accompanied by an adult – Free
Kirby Museum Members · Free
Members of the Military · Free