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
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!
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
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!
Heroes Con starts tomorrow! The Kirby Museum will be set up at booth 1322 to 1421 with displays from our “A Jack Kirby Odyssey” exhibit we held in May including enlarged pencil copies of several complete 2001: A Space Odyssey issues. We will have our scanner to scan and archive Kirby art for the Kirby Digital Archive. If you have original art or photos of Jack, please bring them, we would love to add them for the archive.
We will also host a landmark 3-part panel at Heroes Con on Saturday called KING-SIZED KIRBY ANNUAL # 101, moderated by RAND HOPPE AND TOM KRAFT:
1: KIRBY 101—That’s right! An introduction to Jack Kirby – with no prerequisites! Essential for novices and devotees alike!
2: A celebration of the influence of Kirby with Michael Royer and Ed Piskor and John Morrow
3: Finally, a discussion and tour of the Kirby Museum
Attend the event at 3:00 pm in room 209. Don’t miss this!
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to our Jack Kirby: 100 Years celebration of Kirby’s centenary in New York City last month. The event, which ran from August 27 through August 30, was our humble attempt to pay tribute to the scope and breadth of Kirby’s career, and to allow fans a place to celebrate together.
For Kirby’s birthday on the 28th, we served cake and refreshments to attendees, and presented Kirby Museum director Randolph Hoppe’s biographical talk/visual presentation on Kirby’s life. All profits from that day’s fundraising efforts were donated to The Hero Initiative, in honor of Jillian Kirby’s ongoing Kirby4Heroes campaign.
We were overwhelmed by the support we received both from attendees, and our hosts, the One Art Space gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, who were gracious, helpful, and generous with not only the wonderful gallery space they provided for us, but with their time and personal attention to our needs.
Just a few weeks ago, the Kirby Museum’s co-production with IDW – with thanks to the Kirby Estate, DC Comics, and Mike Royer – a book titled “Jack Kirby: Pencils and Inks” was released to comics specialty shops. As far as we can tell, it’s a smash!
“Jack Kirby: Pencils And Inks” presents Kirby’s first Demon, Kamandi, and OMAC stories, with the photocopies of his pencil art alongside the original art as inked and lettered by Mike Royer. Royer and Lisa Kirby provide illuminating essays.
Thanks to our incredibly talented and resourceful Tom Kraft, who designed and packaged the book, as well as IDW’s Scott Dunbier, this book represents the Jack Kirby Museum’s first work with a publisher, and is hopefully not the last.
We are now accepting orders for the limited Jack Kirby Museum edition of “Jack Kirby: Pencils and Inks.” The limited edition features a variant photo cover of Kirby drawing a Kamandi page. The rare photo was graciously provided by David Folkman. We have 100 copies of the limited edition, 50 of which have a tipped-in card signed by artist and inker Mike Royer.
All sales will benefit the museum in our ongoing efforts to study, preserve, and publicize the work of Jack Kirby.