It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, and everybody is celebrating!
Jack Kirby would have been 95 today, and celebrations are breaking out all over the comics blogosphere. Here’s a quick guide; feel free to post more links in comments.
• Today’s a good day to buy yourself some comics: Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian Kirby has started the Kirby4Heroes campaign, in which comics stores donate a percentage of their sales from today to The Hero Initiative.
• Diversions of the Groovy Kind celebrates with splash pages — lots of ‘em!
• John Kane sets off some visual fireworks with a roundup of Kirby’s sound effects at The Savage Critics.
• Richard Bruton narrows his focus to Kirby’s Mister Miracle comics at the Forbidden Planet blog.
• Steven Brower meditates on the genius of Jack Kirby at The Kirby Effect, the blog of the Jack Kirby Museum.
• And finally, stand up and be counted, because it’s Read Comics in Public Day — for everyone!