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Crowdfunding Spotlight – British Jack Kirby Documentary Project Launches

Jack Kirby and Glenn Fleming, 1988

2017 marks the centennial of US comic book artist and writer Jack Kirby‘s birth – and British comics archivist Glenn Fleming has just launched a Kickstarter to back the release of a documentary about this key creator, based on interviews he conducted some years ago. The planned film features unique, unseen footage; a journey by one British fan to find Jack ... Read More »

In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Jack Kirby Self Portrait

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumental in inspiring him on his ... Read More »

Jack Kirby to be celebrated in new book “Kirby & Me” as centenary looms

Kirby & Me - Cover

A crowdfunding project to fund a new book celebrating the life of Jack Kirby is gathering pace, which if successful, will include contributions from British comic creators such as Brendan McCarthy and John McCrea, as well as a host of internationally-accliamed talent.   US comic creator Jack Kirby is famous for having created or co-created some of the most well-known and ... Read More »

Our Man In New York: New York Comic Con Day Two by Tony Esmond

NYCC 2016 Day 2 - Artists Alley

The second day of the New York Comic Con 2016 was pretty ruddy great. I managed to blag it early into the Dealers Hall, which seemed eerily empty compared to the crazy hours of opening yesterday. During this magical hour I got to handle and gaze at some incredible original art… Thor Kirby pages, Steve Ditko horror pages, Jim Starlin, the ... Read More »

Jack Kirby Thor Comic Cover Art Pops Up in British Toy Figure Auction Catalogue

The Mighty Thor, Issue 159, December 1968 - cover by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Nestling in an auction from Charterhouse Auctioneers, due to take place on Friday 24th June 2016, is the cover to an early issue of Marvel’s Thor, drawn by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta. The original artwork for the cover of The Mighty Thor, Issue 159, December 1968, which has an estimated sale price of between £5000 – £8000 is in ink and ... Read More »

Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). The early 1970s were a strong and prolific period for this master painter. Frazetta produced at least 11 paintings in 1972, and "The Norseman", with its stunning combination of vivid colours, is as mesmerising as it is powerful.

Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”, for a whopping $454,100 record price. ... Read More »

Halloween Man Creative Team Takes on Donald Trump!

Halloween Man #1 - Cover Print

In March 1941, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby took a political stance against the rise of fascism in Europe with their famous creation, Captain America. Now in the 21st Century, say the creative team of the underground comic, Halloween Man, a US presidential candidate, “a man whom not long ago was seen as nothing more than a media farce”, has risen through the ... Read More »

Pittsburgh’s Toonseum Appeals for Captain America art for new exhibition

Captain America Annual #3 Cover (1976) art by Jack Kirby

The Toonseum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, is currently in the process of putting together this summer’s exhibit, Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty. ComicArtFans reports that following the success of last year’s Avengers: 50 Years of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes exhibit, the Toonseum is looking for collectors that would be kind of enough to loan ... Read More »

TwoMorrows Announces “Comic Book Fever: A Celebration of Comics: 1976 – 1986”

US publisher TwoMorrows has announced the upcoming publication of A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury, author of The Extraordinary Works Of Alan Moore and True Brit: A Celebration of the Great Comic Book Artists of the UK. Described as a “love letter” to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, Khoury ‘s new work covers all the things ... Read More »

Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' - Sample Spread 3

Taschen have announced the impending re-release of The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by science and technology writer Piers Bizony, designed by the M/M partnership. 2001 is one of those films that has has had a lasting impression on me for decades now, and I fondly remember reading the Jack Kirby Marvel Treasury comic that adapted the film, which, published in ... Read More »

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