From the dawn of comic books in the late 1930s through his final years, Jack Kirby created or co-created some of the most enduring characters and stories in comics (Captain America, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, X-Men, Hulk, Avengers, Darkseid, among hundreds of others). In addition to revolutionizing such comic book genres as crime, war and superheroes, Kirby also co-invented romance comics with his partner Joe Simon. Kirby’s 1960s work with Marvel’s Stan Lee (who dubbed Kirby “King”) may be his most well-known. Another Kirby legacy is that he almost single-handedly defined the visual language of comic books with his dynamic page layouts portraying exaggerated anatomy, heartfelt emotion and explosive movement. With evidence of his work and influence around us today, not only in comics, but also in television and movies, the Kirby Museum’s mission is even more crucial.
Locust Moon Comics is proud to partner with the Jack Kirby Museum for this year’s festival. We think it’s a crime that the creators and companies who’ve made so much money off the back of Kirby’s incredible body of work haven’t given enough in return to see a physical museum built. We will be giving the organization a portion of all donations at the door as our humble way of trying to help see that museum become a reality.