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Jack Kirby

[American Illustrator, 1917-1994]

• Also known as:  Jacob Kurtzberg
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Comic Art.
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Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Comic Art Community

Comics Wallpapers
A total of about 5 800x600 wallpaper images or Kirby's art are available here

InterCom International Comics Discussion
Some lesser-known stuff. The scans for the "Marvelman" story are enormous.

Pigdog Productions

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteJack Kirby Research Center
This group have a few online exhibitions worth viewing, but they don't have a physical location

Notable SiteThe Jack Kirby Comics Weblog
Lots of eclectic information here, although it's a blog so the structure is a little disorganized.

Imakinarium (in Spanish)  

Marvel Masterworks
Click on the volume for a few detail images. Many of these Marvel Masterworks feature art by Jack Kirby.

Marvel Masterworks
Another chronology of Kirby's work at Marvel

Marvel Universe Master List
Illustrated index of hundreds of characters created by Jack Kirby. Marvel comics only, I assume.

POV Online's Jack Kirby FAQ

The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
Extensive list of Kirby's work at Marvel as both a writer and artist

Tom Hart dot net
Street Code, words and artwork by Jack Kirby

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jack Kirby  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Bud Plant Illustrated Books
Biography with sample images

Jack Kirby Collector Magazine
Many of the issues shown have an article or two readable online

Lambiek Comiclopedia

The Comics Journal
A couple of articles related to Kirby's legal battles with Marvel Comics

The New York Times
Click on "Close Reading" for an analysis of Jack Kirby's art

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Comics Journal Library: Jack Kirby

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Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution

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Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Vol. 3

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Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Vol. 4

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Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Vol. 5

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The Essential Thor


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