Category Archives: Museum News

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:


Kirby Museum “Brick & Mortar Fund”


Go over here to read about Rand Hoppe’s plans to open up a temporary “Brick & Mortar” site for the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center in New York this winter, including how you can help make it happen. Sounds like a worthwhile project. Rand will also be at the New York Comic Con in a few weeks, and has some interesting events lined up during and around the convention, so if you’re attending be sure to check it out.

Kirby Museum at San Diego


Over on the front page of the Kirby Museum site, Rand has the details on where to catch up with the Museum at the San Diego Comic Convention, including the Kirby Museum Panel on Saturday, July 22. Check them out if you’re attending the convention.