Kirby at New York Con


If you’re a Kirby fan in the New York area, looks like the upcoming New York Comic Con is going to be a good one.  Joe Simon will be there, with a panel focusing on his recent auto-biography MY LIFE IN COMICS,  and his publisher Titan should also have on-hand copies of the upcoming SIMON & KIRBY LIBRARY: CRIME hardcover, which looks like a treat.

And as mentioned before, Rand Hoppe will be there for the Kirby Museum, among other things hosting this discussion.

Comics Studies Conference 2: The Auteur Theory of Comics

Saturday, October 15, 12:00PM – 1:00PM                                                Location: 1B03

Comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) and Randolph Hoppe (Director of the online Jack Kirby Museum) present their theory that, just like a film’s director, not its screenwriter, is considered its true author (auteur in French), so should a comic book artist be considered the auteur of any comic book work done in collaboration with a writer (or a script in any verbal form), and is therefore a de facto co-creator and co-author, with the credited writer, of that work. Joining them on the panel discussion that follows will be Michael Bonsteel (School the Art Institute of Chicago), editor/publisher John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publications), publisher J. David Spurlock (Vanguard Publishing), and other comic book industry luminaries to be announced.

He also has an off-site event that you might want to attend:

For those who don’t get the reference:


2 thoughts on “Kirby at New York Con

  1. Richard

    For any out-of-town readers who’d like to attend the show at Maxwell’s but aren’t sure about getting around the area, I put up some directions on my blog. Also, anyone attending NYCC should stop by the Kirby Museum table at booth 2744!

  2. Kibers shack kafir

    Kirby “grateful dead, hunh?”
    Hippy “we all follow them. Dig it man?”
    Kirby “well i’m not sure if i’m following the storyline here, but it’s interesting music”
    Hippy “open the doors to perception with this, and you’ll be there man”
    Kirby “What’s that?”
    Hippy “Bong tube”
    Kirby “Boom tube?”
    Hippy “Bong”
    Kirby “Well, i’m getting hungry. You kids want to come over, Roz will fix up a sammich for us, and then you’ll be grateful live “


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