Jack Kirby Museum
Here's another item I'd intended to post months ago before Hurricane Katrina usurped all subject matter for a few days back in August and September. On August 28, on what would've been Kirby's 88th birthday, The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center was launched. Here's part of their mission statement:
The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby by:
* illustrating the scope of Kirby's multi-faceted career,
* communicating the stories, inspirations and influences of Jack Kirby,
* celebrating the life of Jack Kirby and his creations, and
* building understanding of comicbooks and comicbook creators.
At this point, the site offers a video-taped interview, a couple of stories, a biography by Mark Evanier and Steve Sherman, a searchable database of Kirby's work, and promises of more to come. They're also planning a traveling retrospective and a documentary. I'll be checking in with them from time to time to see what progress they're making.