Gallery Exhibition: Comic Book Apocalypse: Jack Kirby
Mark Evanier is a popular culture historian and Jack Kirby's biographer, author of Kirby: King of Comics (2008), editor of The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio (2014), and a prolific writer for comics and television, particularly known for his work on the animated TV series Garfield and Friends and on the comic book Groo the Wanderer.
The exhibition runs August 24 – October 10, 2015
Public Reception: Saturday, August 29th 4-7pm
Curator Talk: Monday, August 31st 10am
Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 26 1pm
Famed comics artist Jack Kirby, whose work launched The Avengers, X-Men, Captain America, and the Marvel Universe, is the focus of an exhibition at the California State University, Northridge Art Galleries. While focusing on Kirby’s later work, from about 1965 on, the exhibition will document his entire career, which lasted more than half a century and involved almost every major publisher in comic books. Comic Book Apocalypse is curated by Professor Charles Hatfield, founder of CSUN’s popular “Comics and Graphic Novels” course and the author Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby.