Thursday, August 4, 2016

Jack Kirby inspires fundraiser at local comics shop

EDITOR’S NOTE:  A good cause.  A remarkable creator.  Great idea.  Nice one, Comic Shop!  See below for details and store address . . . . . . . . . . . . .

from the official The Comic Shop web page




To honor the legendary creator and artist
Jack Kirby (http://kirbymuseum.org) we will be raising funds in his name all month for the Hero Initiative (http://heroinitiative.org), a resource dedicated to helping comic creators in need.

Kirby marked the comics industry with his distinct design of costumes, machines, and the shape and style of the characters he drew.

Did you know that the majority of characters and series that are credited as being "by Stan Lee" were actually formed by Jack Kirby?
That many of the wildly imaginative stories were drawn first, with Lee writing the dialogue after?

Read up on essential Kirby here (http://marvel.com/cards/171/jack_kirby_week_essential_reading_list/all), and here (http://www.avclub.com/article/a-beginners-guide-to-the-king-of-comics-jack-kirby-102227).
 

Email: comicshop@thecomicbookshop.com


Kirby Krackle, also known as Kirby Dots (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_Krackle) is an artistic convention in superhero and science fiction comic books and similar illustrations,
in which a field of black, pseudo-
fractal images is used to represent negative space around unspecified kinds of energy.

Kirby Krackles are typically used in illustrations of explosions, smoke, the blasts from ray guns, "cosmic" energy, and outer space phenomena.


- Sarah, Titus, & The Gang


The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810
302.477.1119
thecomicbookshop.com

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