Art show in NJ to benefit Jack Kirby Museum, October 15, 2011

201110111545This Saturday (October 15) at 5pm, legendary rock club Maxwell's in Hoboken will open its Kirby Enthusiasm art show in its front room. More than 30 visual artists have contributed work paying tribute to "The King of Comics."

At 7pm, in the back room, the Kirby Enthusiasm rock show will start, with WEEP (featuring the Venture Brothers' Doc Hammer), WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice and (formed for this occasion) The Boom Tubes!

If you're at New York Comic Con, Maxwell's is easy to get to from the Javits Center - take a ferry at 39th Street across the Hudson to Hoboken North and walk a few blocks to 1039 Washington St.

The art is awesome - the music is gonna rock - Kirby Enthusiasm!


Here's my contribution to the show: A 24x24" painting of Carroll Baker starring in the reel-to-reel tape audiobook, Flower, Daughter of Googam.

Flower-PrintThere might be a 12x12 print for sale at the show, which is based on the Illustrator preliminary drawing I made. I'll find out if it is available for sale online.

Kirby Enthusiasm Art Show


    1. I didn’t know who Carroll Baker was, but after checking that portrait, I’d say you captured her likeness pretty damned well.

      There’s a bit of Juliette Lewisness going on there, but (for one thing) La Lewis isn’t nearly so… uh… stacked.

      In any case, I like this a lot.  If I can afford a print, I’m sorely tempted to buy one.

    1. Thanks, Millie! Here are some of my other works. (Not asking you to buy them; its just a place with some of my favorite work!)

  1. We have two of Mark’s original paintings hanging in our home and they continue to delight us every day! “Flower” is fantastic. It may be my favorite painting you’ve done, buddy!

  2. I propose that we just start calling all of NJ within 15 miles of NYC “New York”.  I read things like this headline and get excited over some Garden State goodness, then am bummed to see it’s all the way over in the New York City suburbs.  That ain’t Jersey.  Pine Barrens is Jersey.

  3. I have to profess, Kirby is not my favorite artist. His style just doesn’t click with me. BUT, I acknowledge his skills in layout, and really taking comics to a new level.

    If you enjoy Kirby stories, Jim Shooter has several on his blog. Fun reads if you like that sort of thing.

  4. Ah, I remember Flower from Kamandi when I read them as a kid, always studying the panels with the naive hope that just once, maybe, her hair would fall in a different position.

  5. I call BS. No hot chick would ever let Googam romance her physically to produce such lovely offspring. :P

    Amusingly, eons ago some friends had some buttons made up with Googam’s head, surrounded by “Sons of Goom” – like it was a club or somesuch.

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