Special Three Day Event Celebrating what would have been Jack Kirby’s 103rd Birthday

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Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many other pop culture icons,  played an indispensable role in the emergence of comics as an art form. Kirby is to comics what Hitchcock or Spielberg are to movies, Babe Ruth is to baseball, or The Beatles are to rock n’ roll. Not only was Kirby incredibly prolific and influential, but he was an innovator whose work has come to define fantastic storytelling in comics and beyond.

To mark the 103rd anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth, the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center will host a three day virtual event, celebrating the life, legacy, and boundless creativity of the King of Comics. “3 Days for 103” will be streamed live to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter (Periscope) August 28-30, from 11 AM until 7 PM.

Our ever evolving list of guests includes:

  • Tracy Kirby and Jeremy Kirby, two of Jack Kirby’s grandchildren
  • Ray Wyman, Jr., Author of The Art of Jack Kirby
  • Erik Larsen, Savage Dragon perpetrator
  • Jean Depelley, Kirby biographer
  • James Romberger, artist and writer
  • Tom Scioli, cartoonist, Kirby biographer
  • Bechara Maalouf, original art dealer
  • David Russell, concept and storyboard artist
  • Sydney Heifler, Romance Comics scholar
  • Rob Liefeld, Comic Book Artist, creator of Deadpool, Cable and more
  • Barry Ira Geller, Lord of Light producer
  • Kate Willaert, “Kirby without Words”
  • Abraham Riesman, Stan Lee biographer

…with more to be announced.

Special events:

  • Online birthday party at 7 PM Friday August 28th, with special guests
  • Dramatic reading of the Simon & Kirby classic Romance story “Different!” directed by Lois Dilivio
  • A peek into the Museum’s digital archive

Our page at kirbymuseum.org/3for103 will be regularly updated


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. 3 Days for 103 is our first multi-day virtual event. In the past, we have mounted pop-up exhibits and we regularly travelled the US and Europe putting on and assisting exhibitions and lectures about Mr. Kirby’s life and art.