1500 scans later…Scanfest is finished! Our “grand finale” for you guys is an interior splash page from 2001 #7.
Don’t worry, we’re gonna find a way for you folks to see the thousands of other pages of Kirby pencil scans we’ve got in our archive now. And probably sooner than you think!
We’re so completely overwhelmed by the response to our Scanfest postings that, well, it’s gone to our heads! (sorry)
In the meantime, as we close in on over 1000 pages scanned and archived this weekend, check out this insane page from Black Panther #1!
"Demon Tree" page 6 from Devil Dinosaur #7.
ummmmm…wow. Check out this Eternals spread! We’re almost 1000 pages into this weekend’s scanfest! Click for a better look!
More from the Kirby Museum’s weekend scanfest! Check out this sweet interior splash from Thor #166!
Scanfest continues! Dig this incredible page from 2001 #6!
It’s scanfest time! A few times a year, Kirby Museum trustees Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft start working their way through the Museum’s impressive collection of photocopies of Jack’s pencil art. So far, this weekend’s scanfest has resulted in about 700 pages scanned and processed for the Museum’s digital archive. That’s 700 pages and counting, folks. We’re hoping to hit 1000 before they call it a weekend!
Enjoy this Losers page as a teaser of what’s to come!
The “Greater New York” section of today’s Wall Street Journal has a great piece on Jack, and features an interview with Kirby Museum trustee, Rand Hoppe! Read the entire article here!
The Avengers has already grossed over SIX HUNDRED MILLION BUCKS! When you go see it, why not take a portion of your ticket price and help us open a pop-up Jack Kirby gallery in the neighborhood where he was born?
You can read our detailed appeal for funding here.
We’ve got plenty of original Jack artwork to hang on the walls, not to mention other artifacts from Jack’s life. The more money we raise now, the more we can do, and the longer we’ll be able to keep the doors open! We’d like to be more than just a gallery, though. We’ll have lectures from comics pros, host or sponsor art lessons for kids, and work with other local NYC historical organizations to educate folks about what it was like growing up in Jack’s neighborhood during the depression.
We’ve been fundraising for the gallery since September, but we haven’t yet reached our goal. We’ve got a few announcements to make in the coming months that should help us get there, and with any luck, and if folks help us get the word out, we’ll be open by the end of the year. Every little bit helps, and if you can’t donate, please help us spread the word!
By the way, how cool is this Jack self-portrait? My reliable sources tell me it was inked by Mike Royer and colored by Tom Ziuko! I believe this version of it appeared in the Jack Kirby Collector around 1997…
Well, we obviously think this is a good idea, and it’s great to see someone as talented as Jill Thompson voicing her support for Jack. Might we suggest our own brick and mortar museum campaign as a solution? http://kirbymuseum.org/popupcampaign
What if everyone who went to see The Avengers movie this weekend “took Jack Kirby with as my ‘date’”?
And for every ticket that was purchased you also donated the same amount to the Kirby Estate? To show that we as fans love and support Jack Kirby forever! And that without Jack’s mighty…