The Kirby Museum is pleased to release our first set of prints celebrating Jack Kirby’s centenary. To start the series we have digitally remastered and restored the Tribes Trilogy paintings. The Trilogy was drawn, inked and colored by Jack Kirby. Prints will be on display and for sale at our booth (#445) during this weekend’s Five Points Festival on NYC’s Lower East Side. Prints cost $60.00 each or all 3 with the same series number for $200.00. Prints will be for sale soon on our website.
More about the prints:
This first set is limited to an edition of 50 with the first 10 numbers held in reserve
Each print has the Kirby 100 logo and an embossed Kirby Museum logo
Prints are 18 x 24 inches
Printed as high resolution Giclée using Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks
Paper is Epson Hot Press Natural, Smooth Fine Art heavy weight (16mm) paper and is archival, acid-free, 100% cotton fiber
Each print is packaged in a 1mm resealable archival mylar sleeve
These prints were remastered from high resolution scans of the original art held in our Kirby Digital Archive. Colors were enhanced to match as closely as possible the original Dr. Ph. Martin ink colors used by Kirby. For example, some of the edges of the art showed the bright colors of the original colors because they had been protected from fading by being under mats or frames. The biggest challenge was the Lizard print. The edges were bright pink however the rest had faded. Restoring the pink gave this print impact.
All sales will benefit the museum in our ongoing efforts to study, preserve, and publicize the work of Jack Kirby.
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:
AND a new edition of Dylan Todd’s “King” t-shirt – this time with Dylan’s “MIracle” color scheme!
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!
You guessed it! The Jack Kirby Museum is getting booth 5520 ready for Preview Night tonight.
Will we have new merchandise? Of course! Check out these great new shirts…
..and if you’re not attending the San Diego show, clicking on each shirt above will give you the opportunity to buy them right here, right now! Please allow us some time to return from California to ship them to you.
There’s more news, but we’ll spill the beans in another post.
When Tom Morehouse displayed his 60″ by 36″ collage “The Power-Packed Marvel Art of Jack Kirby” during the opening event of our Kirby Enthusiasm show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken in 2011, it really made a splash.
Thanks to Tom’s generosity, we struck an edition of twenty 17″ by 22″ prints of the collage last year. While that edition is close to sold out, Tom has always encouraged us to offer an edition of this epic piece closer to its original size. Thanks to Tom Kraft’s new printer, we have.
Debuting at New York Comic Con is an edition of thirty two 24″ by 39″ prints at $100 each. Signed and numbered by the collage artist, embossed by the Kirby Museum.
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