Jack Kirby, the undisputed KING of comics, would have celebrated his 98th birthday on August 28. Though a little late with this update, we here at Dang! Creative Services see Kirby’s work as a huge inspiration. Entering the nascent comic book industry as an illustrator in the 1930’s, Kirby’s career spanned well into the 1980’s. He created, wrote and illustrated many of the most well-known characters and titles in the history of comics including, Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, The Black Panther, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men… the list goes on and on.
Cal State Northridge Art Gallery will be hosting one of the largest ever exhibitions of Kirby’s work in their Main Gallery. Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby, will run from August 24 – October 10, 2015
Comic Books Journal posted a splendid interview with Kirby. The interview spans many pages, and is filled with many interesting personal stories, some interesting bits about his relationship with Stan Lee and tales about his life as a young man trying to make a living in the cutthroat comic book industry.
We haven’t made it out to the show yet, but we hope to get out there to see it as soon as time permits. In the meantime, we’ll work our way through the interview.