August 28th marks the 100th birthday of the most influential artist and creator to ever grace our industry, Jack Kirby. We’ll be spending the rest of the month looking at and talking about some of the King’s amazing contributions to the culture, and we’re kicking things off with a tribute to the King’s greatest creations by our own Artist-in-Residence, Elena Casagrande.
If you’d like to honor Jack’s life and work more substantially, we can think of no better way than by contributing to The Hero Initiative as part of the Kirby4Heroes campaign, as organized by Jack’s family. The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.
And once you do that, sit back with a stack of comics drawn by the one and only Jack Kirby, and raise a glass to the King.