Fantastic Four Art

Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four Art Behind the Comics

See the over 120 pages of Jack Kirby art used to made some of your favorite Fantastic Four comics!

http://www.whatifkirby.com/gallery/galleryview?comictitle=Fantastic%20Four&art_type=All&inker=All&period=All&field_audio_list=All&comparisons=All&views_exposed_form_focused_field=
Demon Recreation

From Pencils to Inks to Print

In 2002 the unused page 11 from Demon #1's pencils were recreated and then inked by Mike Royer. Later it was used in the reprint Demon Omnibus.

http://www.whatifkirby.com/creations/demon-issue-1-page-11-unused
Pencils to Inks

New Feature: Pencils to Inks

The ultimate comparison. Kirby pencil copies to published inks. Link goes to all pages with the Pencils to Inks tab.

http://www.whatifkirby.com/gallery/galleryview?comictitle=All&art_type=All&inker=All&period=All&field_audio_list=All&comparisons=1&views_exposed_form_focused_field=
Jack Kirby Grid

A Page with a View, The New Kirby Grid

See and sort through hundreds of Jack Kirby pages in the Gallery at a time.

http://www.whatifkirby.com/gallery/kirbygrid
Mike Royer's Charlie Chan

Royer Revisits the Past

Mike Royer's reinterpretation of Jack Kirby's cover to Charlie Chan, issue 3 cover, originally published in 1948.

http://www.whatifkirby.com/creations/charlie-chan-issue-3-cover

Kirby Talk and News

And another year at San Diego Comic Con International, July 21-27, 2014

July 12, 2014
San Diego Comic Con

Rand Hoppe of The Jack Kirby Museum (www.kirbymuseum.org) and I (Tom Kraft, (www.whatifkirby.com) will be at this year's San Diego Comic Con International. The Kirby Museum will be set up at booth 5520 and I will be set up at Bechara Maalouf's Nostalgic Investments' original art booth 1006.

Dick Ayers passes away today

May 5, 2014

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] It's with a heavy heart that I report the Dick Ayers died today. I've personally known Dick for almost 14 years when I first started What if Kirby. Dick was the first Kirby inker to do a recreation.

Get Your KIRBY art archived at WonderCon from April 18-20!

March 22, 2014
WonderCon 2014

WonderCon is upon us once again in Anaheim, CA. This year as in past years, I will be attending the show along with the Jack Kirby Museum's curator, Rand Hoppe. We will both have scanners ready to archive Kirby art for the Museum's Jack Kirby Digital Archive. I will update this post with the booth numbers when they are available.

The Jack Kirby Museum Gets a Temporary Museum!

October 31, 2013
prototype alpha

Made in the Lower East Side‘s Storefront Transformer Kickstarter Campaign was successfully funded, and the Kirby Museum will exist at 178 Delancey Street for a week very soon! As it looks now, our hours will be daily from noon till 7pm. As of this writing we’ve got these events scheduled:

Happy Birthday Jack!

August 28, 2013
Jack Kirby

Another summer is winding down and we find ourselves once again on August 28th, Jack Kirby's birthday. Jack was born in 1917, this would have been his 96th!

The Hero's Initiative is celebrating by "Wake Up and Draw" organized by Kirby4Heroes organiser and Jack's granddaughter Jillian Kirby. See more here!

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