Today is the 96th birthday of the great Jack Kirby, and it’s wonderful to see the online outpouring of interest, affection, and commentary that this event has inspired!
There’s so much about Kirby on the Web today that knowing where to go could be a right challenge. Me, I recommend:
- Tom Spurgeon’s usual terrific gallery of Kirby images at The Comics Reporter, a grand tradition
- Rob Steibel’s newly launched Kirby column, Behind the Lines, at The Comics Journal
- MTV Geek’s series-in-progress, A Week of Jack Kirby
- 2½ Days in Hell, Tom Scioli and Jean Depelley’s gripping biographical comic about Kirby’s experiences as a WW2 foot soldier in France, 1944
- Mark Evanier’s fond, bittersweet remembrance of Jack
- Going to Twitter and searching the hashtag #WakeUpAndDraw for today’s artistic tributes to Kirby
- Reading about and supporting Jillian Kirby’s Kirby4Heroes campaign to raise funds for The Hero Initiative
Or you could just turn off your computer, pick up and read a vintage Kirby comic, and get your mind blown all over again. 🙂
And once again thanks to you for your great Hand of Fire book, and your work promoting Jack.
Thank you, Rob, for upholding and interpreting Kirby’s career with such passion and so many fine details. Keep fighting the good fight!