It’s Jack Kirby portrait day over at our Kirby-Vision blog! Check out this one by Ashley Holt!
TwoMorrows Publishing, who put out the wonderful Jack Kirby Collector magazine, and who are run by Kirby Museum trustee, John Morrow, are launching a new magazine this spring: Comic Book Creator. The first issue features this gorgeous Alex Ross illustration of Jack Kirby!
Click through for a preview of the magazine!
Over on the Kirby Museum homepage, there’s a great article by Craig Fischer about the concept of “focalization” and Kirby’s narrative techniques. Click through for the full read!
“On the next page, however, the riders suddenly explode into our attention. Kirby draws them bounding through the air, one rider in a particularly extreme close-up at the bottom of page three. In this composition, Kamandi and Flower are presented as more distant figures—we now see them from above, and we’re further away from them—as they swerve their vehicle to avoid hitting the cyclists.”
Congratulations to Charles Hatfield on the Eisner for Best Educational/Academic Work for Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby! Click through for more information about this remarkable book!
The lovely folks over at io9 ran a nice piece about Jack’s costume designs for William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and gave us a nice plug. Check it out!
And when you’re done, click on Julius for loads more cool images from the production!
C’mon by and say hi to the Kirby Museum at booth 5520, in the Silver and Golden Age Pavilion diagonally across from Trustee John Morrows’ TwoMorrows Publishing booth at 1310. If you can, please bring your Kirby original art; we’ll have our scanner (as will trustee Tom Kraft of WhatIfKirby.com at Bechara Maalouf’s Nostalgic Investments booths (1006 and 4415), as we continue to build our Original Art Digital Archive.)
This year, we’re proud to offer “The Auteur Theory of Comics”, a special 8.5” by 11” 16 page visual extravaganza by pop historian and graphic artist Arlen Schumer, in return for a donation to the Museum of $10 or more. “The Auteur Theory…” is a print version of the presentation and lecture that Arlen will offer on Friday, July 13th in Room 26AB from 1:30-2:30, and a discussion afterwards with John Morrrow (see above!), Charles Hatfield (author of “Hand Of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby”! More about Charles below!), auteur film theorist Craig Fischer (Appalachian State), and Rand Hoppe (writing this blurb!). Be sure to stay put, because after the Auteur panel, Andrei Molotiu, Mark Badger and some special guests will be on a panel titled “Jack Kirby, Modernism, and Abstraction.” Special thanks to the Comic Arts Conference for supporting these great Kirby panels.
We’re also thrilled to be hosting signing sessions for Charles Hatfield at our booth. We’ll have copies of “Hand Of Fire” available for your donation of $25 or more. Charles will be at the Kirby Museum booth at these times:
The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute panel will be hosted, as ever, by Mark Evanier. Mark’s guests this year include Herb Trimpe, Stan Goldberg, Paul Dini, and as mentioned above, Charles Hatfield. That’s on Sunday at 10 am in Room 5AB.
Looking forward to seeing you there, as we continue to build support for our Pop Up Kirby Museum in New York City. We’ll have posters, prints, stickers, and more to exchange for your donations and membership dues.
Click on over to Norris Burroughs’ Kirby Kinetics blog for some cool comparisons of early Captain America stories that Jack re-imagined in the 60s for Tales of Suspense!
Hot on the heels of the Israeli Thor and Hulk, a click on the cover will bring you to a gallery of a few images from the first issue of the Mexican Los Vengadores #1, published in 1965.
Check out Incredible Hulk #1 in Hebrew! Click through to our main site for scans of just about the entire issue. By the way, if anyone out there can translate the indicia on page one, we’d love to know the name of the company who published this.