Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby had its grand opening reception yesterday, Saturday, August 29. And it was grand. It was busy, it was crowded, and it got an amazing response. The whole three-plus hours kept me busy from start to finish (and beyond), in a mad, delightful shmoozefest. Conversation about Kirby and his extraordinary work went on all night. From lenders, colleagues, and friends, to my precious family, to artists and creators of all stripes, to CSUN and high school students with questions—whew, we did not stop. Such an incredible outpouring of enthusiasm and gratitude for the art of Jack Kirby!
Below are just a few photos, taken by my beautiful wife and partner Michele. Later we’ll post some that really show the size of the crowd!
At the bottom of this post: news about tomorrow’s big event!
Tomorrow, Monday, August 31, at 10am, Kirby biographer Mark Evanier will be joining me at the exhibition for the CSUN Arts Council’s traditional Gallery Talk. This lecture and discussion session is free and open to the public—if you’re in L.A., why not come and check it o