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!
This past year has seen resurgence in Kirby's works with many new reprint volumes including In the Days of the Mob, Spirit World and other less known stories. If you want proof, go to Amazon and search for Jack Kirby and you'll find pages of listings. New Museum and University exhibitions celebrating the work, life and genius of Jack Kirby are being planned for this coming year and the Kirby Museum plans to have a temporary museum site in NYC.
This year has also seen the Kirby Museum's website redesigned, we've digitally archived almost 3,000 pages of art and almost 5,000 pages of pencil photocopies. And we have plans to move all these digital archives onto the Museum's website in a section called the Kirby Digital Archive planned to launch in late Fall.
So much to come and much to celebrate! Cheers to all! Tom