So how can you help to celebrate Jack Kirby’s birthday and legacy? I’m glad you asked! In honor of Kirby’s contributions to the comic-book art form and industry, on Aug. 28 the third annual “Read a Comic in Public Day” event will take place across the country.
So take a comic to work, take one on the bus, go to the library or mall and whip out a spectacular sample of stunning sequential-art and show the world that comics are alive and well! Let the gawkers know what they are missing out on, or bring a couple of extra books to share with someone and show them how cool comics can be. And be sure to come back to Nerdvana and post a picture of you reading your comic in a public place.
Another way you can help to celebrate Kirby’s birthday is to get onboard with Jack Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian Kirby who is kicking off her “Kirby4Heroes” campaign to raise money for the Hero Initiative, which helps comic creators with medical or financial problems. You can see her Kirby4Heroes promo video below.
Learn more about Jack Kirby and check out some of his incredible art at the online Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center.