Conventions, Festivals, oh my!

The Jack Kirby Museum will be at Table 117 at the MoCCA Arts Fest in NYC, on Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17.

What? Wondercon? Yep! We will also be at Wondercon in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, March 29 – 31. Museum Director Rand Hoppe will co-host a panel with Jack Kirby Collector Editor/Publisher John Morrow on Sunday at 10:30am. Guests include Kirby Family Friend David Schwartz, author/collector Glen Gold, biographer Ray Wyman, Jr., and Kirby Grandchildren Tracy Kirby & Jeremy Kirby!

UPDATE: Unfortunately we will not be attending the Old School Comic Art Show due to a medical issue with the museum trustee. We are still supporting the show with special VIP prints and postcards. Hope all that attend enjoy this great show!

It doesn’t stop there! We’ll be set up at Little Giant Comics “Old School” Comic Show in Concord, NH, on April 13! Kirby inker and letterer Mike Royer will also be there! Help us add to our Digital Archive – Bring your Jack Kirby original art!

Join us at the NYC Comic Art Expo in New York City, on Sunday, April 21st. The Expo features original art from dealers, artists and collectors with guest comic artists. We will be set up with T-Shirts, prints and more for sale. Help us add to our Digital Archive – Bring your Jack Kirby original art!

We’ll be set up at Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible and Pop Culture Con in Garden City, NY on May 18.

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!

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

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


This year would have been Jack Kirby’s 105th birthday! We hope you’ve seen some of the fun tweets folks have shared on Twitter with the hashtags #JackKirby105 and #JackKirbyMonth!

Since we’re getting closer to the “celebration weekend” of 27 and 28 August, we thought it best to share some of what we’ve got in the works!


Join us as we take a look at some of the Kirby homes in the NYC metropolitan area! On Saturday, we’re planning to visit Nassau County and Brooklyn! This will be a driving stream, with Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft – and possibly some special guests – in Tom’s car.

Then, late Sunday afternoon, we’ll reprise our Jack Kirby Lower East Side Walking Tour, where you can join as online or in person! We’ll have guests, trivia questions, and, as is becoming tradition, a live dramatic reading of “Street Code,” and possibly more!

We also hope to kick off “Kamandi, the Last Kirby at DC in the 1970s Livestream Series!”

We’ll be sharing links as the schedule firms up. We hope you can join us!

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