28 August 1917 - 6 February 1994
Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
An Inspiration To All
At the end of the Jack Kirby Museum’s one week Prototype: Alpha pop-up on New York City’s Lower East Side in early November 2013, The Museum’s Rand Hoppe sat down with artist, cartoonist, and scholar James Romberger to discuss Jack Kirby and his work.
We thank James for his stalwart support of Jack Kirby and the Museum’s efforts. Be sure to visit his website at jamesromberger.com.
At the Jack Kirby Museum’s One Week Prototype: Alpha pop-up on New York City’s Lower East Side in early November 2013, Arlen Schumer presented an exhaustive retrospective of Jack Kirby and his work.
This video presents only a portion of Mr. Schumer’s appearance and VisuaLecture at Prototype: Alpha. We thank him for his unwavering support of Jack Kirby and the Museum’s efforts. Be sure to visit his website at arlenschumer.com.
The Twice-Up Dream Machine awaits all at the Kirby Museum’s Prototype: Alpha! Don’t ask! Double your dreams! Make them twice as Mechanical!
Go to kirbymuseum.org for more info
Opening event Monday 7pm
Hours: Noon-7 (starting Tuesday)
Here’s a page from Fantastic Four #47. Jack Kirby drew it, Joe Sinnott inked it, and Stan Lee wrote the dialogue. Look at it! Read it! Study it!
Then I’ll post Jack Kirby’s original pencil art for it, and you can compare the two.
UPDATE: To see the pencil art, click here and then scroll down.
Here’s another piece of art Kirby withheld from Marvel - a splash page of the Watcher in his space suit. There’s evidence that Kirby intended to reveal that the Watcher and Galactus were from the same race/planet/people, but Stan Lee had other plans. This pencil art was first published in Kirby Unleashed in 1971.