Jack Kirby Museum…Redux

February 24th, 2010 by Matt

Back in 2005, I blogged about the then–new Kirby Museum on the Web. I just took a look and it is indeed going full–tilt, hitting on all cylinders! There are a ton of new articles, and most importantly, tons of great Kirby art to enjoy, such as this great take on Mickey Mouse as Doctor Doom. Awesome! The following is the original article in its entirety.

Jack Kirby Museum Logo

Cool Jack Kirby Museum Logo!

I just found this on the Make Magazine website…an online museum dedicated to Jack Kirby’s comics career, art, and life! This site was just inaugerated on August 28, 2005 and features a biography of Jack along with a smattering of his fantastic art. There is also the beginnings of a database that the museum promises will be a “complete, online Kirby ‘Catalogue Raisonné’.”

Fancy-pants terminology aside, from a design point of view, the web site is really clean with a nice tabloid “feel” to it. The developer is using nice clean XHTML with CSS…my kind of designer! The logo is also really nice. Those bits of “Kirbyesque” machinery in it are choice! Kudos to the designer!

I think this site is a great beginning. With a lot more of Jack’s art and a few more features, it will be a really strong reminder of just how great an artist Jack Kirby really was.

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