Category Archives: Tributes

A Birthday Bonanza!

A moment of joy and optimism, from Captain America's Bicentennial Battles (1976)

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:

Or you could just turn off your computer, pick up and read a vintage Kirby comic, and get your mind blown all over again. 🙂

Hail Kirby!!!

RIP Kim Thompson (1956-2013)

The great Kim Thompson, co-publisher of Fantagraphics Books, died today. He changed the comics field for the better, and we are all poorer for his passing. Over on my other blog, See Hatfield, I have a brief tribute piece to Kim, as well as links to others. Please check it out, and keep Kim’s family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

Kim Thompson, photographed in 2010 by Jonas Seaman

Kim Thompson, photographed in 2010 at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle by AMERICANVIRUS (Jonas Seaman). This image is © Jonas Seaman. I found it at