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Comics: Kirby exhibitions at Angou – call for contributions

Published On July 29, 2014 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Conventions and events, News

Jean Depelley is busy working with others on not one but two exhibitions on the great Jack “King” Kirby which will be exhibited at Angoulême. Jean tells us the first exhibition, organised by Urban Comics (French publisher of DC titles) is scheduled for the 2015 edition of the Angoulême Festival in January and will include around “120 pieces of art displayed (including originals and scans) and will cover Kirby’s career (with an important focus on his DC work).”

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The second exhibition will be considerably larger, scheduled for summer 2016 in the Museum of Angoulême; Jean is working on that with Anabelle Araujo, Jean-Pierre Mercier end Sébastien Bollut. It is planned to be a thematic exhibition, and to take in some 250 pieces of art, so a pretty major retrospective on Kirby’s career, legacy and influence in the medium. Collectors, galleries and, of course, the Jack Kirby Museum organisers, have already been talking to the organisers to help arrange loans of artwork, but as you might expect they would be very grateful to hear from other collectors who may be willing to arrange a loan of their Kirby works for the exhibitions. If you are fortunate enough to own some Kirby work and would be willing to loan it for exhibition at one of the world’s most prestigious comic art festivals (what a wonderful place to honour Kirby’s place in the medium) then please do drop Jean a line at jndep (at) orange (dot) fr

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(scan above borrowed from impressive spread from DC’s The Demon’s #1 by Jack Kirby on the Mars Will Send No More blog)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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