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Happy 97th birthday to the King!
Original presentation piece by Jack Kirby (pencils) and Mike Royer (inks), circa 1978, which was part of a series of designs Kirby created for a film adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s science-fiction novel, The Lord of Light. 

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Happy 97th birthday to the King!

Original presentation piece by Jack Kirby (pencils) and Mike Royer (inks), circa 1978, which was part of a series of designs Kirby created for a film adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s science-fiction novel, The Lord of Light

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colsmi:

Just lovely: Roger Langridge’s The Kirby Alphabet, with everyone from Kamandi to the Puppet Master, Big Barda to the King himself. (As first published in the UKCAC98 booklet.)

Happy Kirby Day!

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colsmi:

Just lovely: Roger Langridge’s The Kirby Alphabet, with everyone from Kamandi to the Puppet Master, Big Barda to the King himself. (As first published in the UKCAC98 booklet.)

Happy Kirby Day!

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JACK KIRBY IN CONTEXT

Two years ago, Jack Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian launched Kirby4Heroes, a campaign to raise funds for the Hero Initiative, which helps comic artists in need. On the Kirby4Heroes Facebook page, Jillian posted several vintage pictures of her grandfather.

I thought it would be illuminating to provide a guide to what Kirby was working on at the time of each photo. Sometimes we forget that personal and professional lives don’t exist in vacuums.

(1) July 1941: Only months after the introduction of Captain America, Kirby and Joe Simon would soon leave Timely Comics. Jack and Roz Kirby spent a day at Brighton Beach.

(2) May 1961: Fantastic Four #1 was in development. It would hit newsstands on August 8. Bar Mitzvah for Neal Kirby.

(3) December 1963. Avengers #4, featuring the return of Captain America, was on newsstands. Tales of Suspense #52, featuring the first appearance of Black Widow, was at the printers. The growing Kirby family celebrated Hanukkah.

(4) July 1965: The debuts of the Inhumans (in Fantastic Four) and the Sentinels (in X-Men) were in production.

(5) June 1966: The fully-Kirby-scripted S.H.I.E.L.D. story in Strange Tales #148 hit newsstands (along with all of these). “I [did] a little editing later, but it was [Jack’s] story.” Lee said in an interview. Neal Kirby graduated.

On July 12, after Joe Simon began efforts to claim sole ownership of Captain America, Martin Goodman persuaded Jack Kirby to sign a deposition stating that Captain America, and all the work he’d done for Timely in the early 40s, was done with the understanding that it “belonged to Timely.”


(You can read much more about this in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.)

All images ©
2013 by Connie, Neal and Jillian Kirby.

Here’s a list of even MORE comic stores that are donating a percentage of their sales on August 28, for Jack “King” Kirby's birthday event, Kirby4Herores, for the Hero Initiative, auctioning off original artwork, or as a collection point for donations.
To participate, please visit the following awesome comics retailers:
Alakazam Comics (alakazamcomics.com), Irvine, CA
Alternate Reality Comics (alternaterealitycomics.net/new), Las Vegas, NV
Arcadian Comics and Games (arcadiancomics.com), Newport, KY
Aw Yeah Comics (awyeahcomics.com), Skokie, IL
Beyond Comics (beyondcomics.com) , Frederick, MD (also hosting artist Dave Waugh for day-long live drawing)
Borderlands Comics and Games (borderlands.us) , Greenville, SC
Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop (cnjcomics.com/site) , Cleveland, OH
Earth-2 Comics (facebook.com/Earth2Comics), Los Angeles, CA
The Fallout Shelter: Comics, Games & Collectibles (falloutsheltercomics.com), Highland Park, NJ
Flying Colors Comics (flyingcolorscomics.com), Concord, CA
Hero Complex Games and Entertainment (facebook.com/pages/Hero-Complex-Games-and-Entertainment/147406635324060), Wichita, KS
Jesse James Comics (jessejamescomics.com/home.html), Glendale, AZ
Lee’s Comics (lcomics.com), Mountain View, CA
Mission: Comics and Art (missioncomicsandart.com) , San Francisco, CA
Nix Comics (nixcomics.com) , an online store donating a percentage of sales to Hero
The Piranha Shop (thepiranhashop.com) , South Seattle, WA (with over 40 local artists creating original Kirby-themed art)
Fans can also visit the official Kirby4Heroes campaign Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kirby4heroes and donate via the PayPal link at HeroInitiative.org. Please type in “Kirby4Heroes” in the special instructions box. Check out the official Kirby4Heroes website (kirby4heroes.com) for information.

Here’s a list of even MORE comic stores that are donating a percentage of their sales on August 28, for Jack “King” Kirby's birthday event, Kirby4Herores, for the Hero Initiative, auctioning off original artwork, or as a collection point for donations.

To participate, please visit the following awesome comics retailers:

  • Alakazam Comics (alakazamcomics.com), Irvine, CA
  • Alternate Reality Comics (alternaterealitycomics.net/new), Las Vegas, NV
  • Arcadian Comics and Games (arcadiancomics.com), Newport, KY
  • Aw Yeah Comics (awyeahcomics.com), Skokie, IL
  • Beyond Comics (beyondcomics.com) , Frederick, MD (also hosting artist Dave Waugh for day-long live drawing)
  • Borderlands Comics and Games (borderlands.us) , Greenville, SC
  • Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop (cnjcomics.com/site) , Cleveland, OH
  • Earth-2 Comics (facebook.com/Earth2Comics), Los Angeles, CA
  • The Fallout Shelter: Comics, Games & Collectibles (falloutsheltercomics.com), Highland Park, NJ
  • Flying Colors Comics (flyingcolorscomics.com), Concord, CA
  • Hero Complex Games and Entertainment (facebook.com/pages/Hero-Complex-Games-and-Entertainment/147406635324060), Wichita, KS
  • Jesse James Comics (jessejamescomics.com/home.html), Glendale, AZ
  • Lee’s Comics (lcomics.com), Mountain View, CA
  • Mission: Comics and Art (missioncomicsandart.com) , San Francisco, CA
  • Nix Comics (nixcomics.com) , an online store donating a percentage of sales to Hero
  • The Piranha Shop (thepiranhashop.com) , South Seattle, WA (with over 40 local artists creating original Kirby-themed art)

Fans can also visit the official Kirby4Heroes campaign Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kirby4heroes and donate via the PayPal link at HeroInitiative.org. Please type in “Kirby4Heroes” in the special instructions box.

Check out the official Kirby4Heroes website (kirby4heroes.com) for information.

Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby!

Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby!

The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is celebrating the 97th birthday of Jack “King” Kirby on August 28, 2014 with a lot of help and love from Jillian Kirby, Jack’s granddaughter, and her parents, Connie and Neal Kirby. Jillian has spearheaded the “Kirby4Heroes” campaign, which celebrates the King’s birthday all across the globe with a variety of great events that benefit Hero. 

“I founded the Kirby4Heroes campaign when I was 16 years old in June 2012 as a way of honoring the legacy of my grandfather, comic book artist and creator Jack Kirby, who unfortunately died the year before I was born,” said Jillian Kirby. “Over the past two years my campaign has been fortunate enough to raise over $5,000 in 2012 and $10,000 in 2013. This year my goal is to raise $15,000! My Kirby4Heroes fundraising campaign just seems to be expanding and blossoming with new creative ideas continually contributed by many Jack Kirby fans. Watching everything come together has been very rewarding, and I look forward to the culmination of a fantastic show of support on August 28th!”

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to participate in this event with a special appearance by artist Paolo Rivera, (http://www.paolorivera.com/) at the Cartoon Art Museum at 11 am on August 28, 2014.

Other events include:

  •  ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM: Over 40 artists will “Wake Up and Draw”: search the hashtag: #WakeUpAndDraw to see all the great drawings as they happen live! All drawings will be featured in a special gallery at ComicArtFans.com, and fans can bid on them in an eBay auction at a later date!
  • 97 DRAWINGS: Artist Phil Hester will do 97 drawings for Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday! Follow @PhilHester on Twitter to see the divine madness and for information on how YOU can buy the drawings!
  •  TORONTO, ONTARIO: At Fan Expo Canada (fanexpocanada.com), artists including Kaare Andrews, Greg Land, Joe Prado, Ty Templeton, Jill Thompson, Richard Zajac and more will Wake Up and Draw, and Artist Ken Lashley will appear at Paradise Comics (paradisecomics.com)  at 11 am!
  • BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Jorge Lucas, Rubèn Meriggi, Mariano Epelbaum, Wally Gomez, Rodolfo Migliari and more will be drawing live at the Moebius Liceo (facebook.com/moebiusliceo)  bookstore and art gallery!
  • SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY: The party startED early on August 23 as artists createD a jam piece at Comic Depot (comicdepotllc.com/shop) !
  • BALLSTON SPA, NY: The jam piece continues at Excellent Adventures (excellentadventurescomics.com)  on Saturday, August 30 as the store donates a portion of its sales for the day to Hero!
  • NEW YORK, NY: Artist Chris Giarrusso draws in the storefront studio space at the mighty Carmine Street Comics (carminestreetcomics.com)  at noon!
  • CHICAGO, IL: Artist Tim Seeley appears at Graham Crackers Comics’ (grahamcrackers.com/ewstore.htm) Edgewater location at 5:30 pm.!
  • PHOENIX, AZ: Artists including Ryan Cody, Brian Pulido, Ben Glendenning, Tony Parker, Javier Pina and more will appear at Samurai Comics’ (samuraicomics.popshop.comixology.com)  Camelback Road location!
  • NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA: Artist Tone Rodriguez will appear at Blastoff Comics (facebook.com/pages/Blastoff-Comics/225861877482304)!
  • MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Multiple artists will be appearing at the Comic Odyssey (comic-odyssey.com)  Fort branch from Aug. 28-30 along with a three-day sale and a portion of proceeds donated to Hero Initiative!

Check out the official Kirby4Heroes website (kirby4heroes.com) for information.


About The Hero Initiative
 The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
 
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

The Cartoon Art Museum and SF Zinefest are proud to present Thinking Captions 2014: Cartoonists Reading Their Cartoons, at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, August 28th from 7pm to 9pm. A diverse lineup of small-press cartoonists and zine makers exhibiting at this years’s SF Zinefest—Nomi Kane (brewforbreakfast.com), Amy Burek (awkwardladiesclub.com ), Rick Kitagawa (rickkitagawa.com ), Tomas Moniz and Ryan Sands (youthindecline.com)—will read from their respective works, accompanied by a special presentation. The suggested donation for this event is $5, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Cartoon Art Museum and SF Zinefest are proud to present Thinking Captions 2014: Cartoonists Reading Their Cartoons, at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, August 28th from 7pm to 9pm. A diverse lineup of small-press cartoonists and zine makers exhibiting at this years’s SF Zinefest—Nomi Kane (brewforbreakfast.com), Amy Burek (awkwardladiesclub.com ), Rick Kitagawa (rickkitagawa.com ), Tomas Moniz and Ryan Sands (youthindecline.com)—will read from their respective works, accompanied by a special presentation. The suggested donation for this event is $5, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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The official English trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya.

This is Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s first feature-length movie since 1999’s My Neighbors the Yamadas.

The North American release will be handled by GKids, who previously brought over Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill. The movie will feature the voice talents of Chloë Grace Moretz, who will be voice acting the main character, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain.

Gkids is planning a limited theatrical run for the movie in North America starting on October 17th.

-Josh

 STRANGER THAN LIFE: THE CARTOONS AND COMICS OF M.K. BROWNAugust 30, 2014 – February 15, 2015 
The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown, a retrospective featuring  one of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades. This historic exhibition includes the artist’s own personal favorites from all points in her career, and is on display from August 30, 2014 through February 15, 2015. 
Stranger Than Life, published by Fantagraphics Books, is also the title of the definitive M.K. Brown collection, a body of work long savored by aficionados but never comprehensively presented—until now. Many of these cartoons and comics first appeared in The National Lampoon, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Playboy, as well as underground publications such as Arcade, Wimmen’s Comics, and Twisted Sisters. 
The opening reception, featuring M.K. Brown’s guided tour of the exhibition, will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, and is free and open to the public.

 STRANGER THAN LIFE:
THE CARTOONS AND COMICS OF M.K. BROWN

August 30, 2014 – February 15, 2015 

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown, a retrospective featuring  one of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades. This historic exhibition includes the artist’s own personal favorites from all points in her career, and is on display from August 30, 2014 through February 15, 2015. 

Stranger Than Life, published by Fantagraphics Books, is also the title of the definitive M.K. Brown collection, a body of work long savored by aficionados but never comprehensively presented—until now. Many of these cartoons and comics first appeared in The National Lampoon, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Playboy, as well as underground publications such as Arcade, Wimmen’s Comics, and Twisted Sisters

The opening reception, featuring M.K. Brown’s guided tour of the exhibition, will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, and is free and open to the public.

Happy Birthday to Gary Friederich!

Happy Birthday to Gary Friederich!

Happy Birthday to Marie Severin!

Happy Birthday to Marie Severin!