On Saturday, August 28th, join us to celebrate what would have been Jack Kirby’s 104th birthday! Starting at the corner of Delancey & Essex at 4pm, the walking tour will make its 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 tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. We expect all attendees to be fully vaccinated, keep a reasonable distance while walking, and to wear masks during all stops. The tour will be livestreamed to our usual venues on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, with Kirby-centric video clips streamed out while we are walking.
What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour When: Saturday, August 28th, 4-5:30pm Where: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes
Late notice, yes, but tonight is another Live Stream night for the Kirby Museum. Please check our social media venues for the streams. There will be guests, trivia, an auction and more! As we get close, we’ll list the auction items in this post.
Wanna bid? Text Item Code and Bid Amount to: 201-204-0532. Shipping = $6 domestic, $20 international will be added.
Item Code DL = Dingbat Love – Museum Edition (variant cover): Starting Bid $25
Item Code MRDL = Dingbat Love – Museum Edition (variant cover) Signed by Mike Royer: Starting Bid $50
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!
Contrary to what you may have seen here on on our homepage, we have been busy for the past year.
We’ve set up at the Comic Art Show in September 2018, New York Comic Con in October 2018, Comic Art Show in April 2019, Big Apple Con in March 2019, WonderCon in March 2019, LA Comic Art Show in May 2019, Heroes Con in June 2019 and San Diego Comic-Con in Jul 2019!
Many thanks to the Comic Art Show, Big Apple Con, LA Comic Art Show, HeroesCon, and Comic-Con International for their support of our efforts!
We now have upwards of 4500 pieces of original art scanned in our Digital Archive. Thanks so much to all the collectors, especially Jack’s grandson Jeremy Kirby, for allowing us to scan your Kirby art!