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!
The Washington Post’s Michael Cavna proposed an interesting (albeit unlikely) goodwill solution to the Marvel/Kirby battle in his “Comics Riffs” column. It’s a nice idea, and it’s certainly worth a read. Click the photo of Joe and Jack to read the entire article!
- hat tip to Mark over on the Kirby-L discussion group for bringing this to my attention…
Thanks to Jason Garrattley’s Kirby-Vision blog:
Arishem of the Celestials, courtesy of independent comic artist Dann Phillips. Dan is the writer/artist of Psycho and Starbomb and has provided art duties on titles such as Kreetor and the forthcoming Continium. You can find more of his work at his website and Deviantart page.
Sorry, folks. Couldn’t pass this one up.
Vintage Comic - Tales Of Suspense #083 Pg 01 (Original Art)
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!
This is pretty interesting…courtesy of Tom Brevoort’s page!
A proposed redesign of Captain America by Jack Kirby done during the period in the 1960s when Joe Simon was waging a court battle to regain rights to the character.
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…
Recently, on our Facebook page, somebody inquired as to the first documented appearance of Jack’s famed “Kirby Krackle”. Luckily, just a few months ago, our very own Harry Mendryk did a great piece on his excellent Simon & Kirby blog titled, appropriately enough, “Evolution of Kirby Krackle”, and it’s a great read!
Click on Silver Surfer and Dr. Doom to learn all about the Krackle!