Countdown: T-Minus 2

Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby opens at the CSU Northridge Main Gallery in just two days—this Monday, Aug. 24. It will be up for seven weeks, through Sunday, Oct. 10, and open the following hours:

Monday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 4:00pm (closed Sunday)

Thursday, 12:00 noon to 8:00pm

The opening reception will take place a week from today, on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. This reception will involve no lecture or panel, just folks getting together to bask in the art. The reception is free and open to the public!

Then, on Monday, Aug. 31, at 10:00 to 11:00am, Kirby biographer Mark Evanier will join me for a gallery talk about Kirby’s life and work. Again, this is a free, public event, open to all!

Art and Design Center, CSUN

How to get to the show? The Art Galleries are located on the north end of the CSUN campus, within the Art and Design Center on North University Dr. (Plummer St.) between Lindley and Etiwanda Street. Park in Lot D6 and E6, which are very close to the Galleries. Parking is $6/day, 24/7.

Map to CSUN Art Galleries

The Galleries’ website gives more information, and includes a helpful Directions/Parking page. Don’t hesitate to leave comments here on this blog, if you should have questions (or message the Galleries through their Facebook page).


Countdown: Extra!

Extra! Extra! The Los Angeles Times‘ Carolina Miranda has written a nice shout-out for our exhibition in her arts Datebook—alongside an exhibition on urban living at the Architecture and Design Museum and a screeening of avant-garde films by Saul Levine. That’s pretty cool company! Glad to be on the radar.

This calls for an extra countdown teaser. I here present:

Details from Comic Book Apocalypse!









Countdown: T-Minus 3

Yes, just three days away from the opening of Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack KIrby, here at CSU Northridge! That’s Monday, August. 24.

And one week away from Jack’s 98th birthday—Friday, August 28.

And one week away from our grand opening reception—Saturday, August 29, at 4 to 7pm.

Surfer wall

Yellow wall waiting to be done

Fourth World wall

CH and Jim in Gallery

CH and Gallery Director Jim Sweeters, weeks ago

CH and Jim look at Dream Machine

This kills me every time...

PRESS ALERT: Many kind folks and websites have been talking up the show. Thanks most recently to Fabrik, ArtSlant, and Visual Art Source, and to Cage Addicts and Bleeding Cool! And a big shout-out to the Kirby fan communities on Facebook and Twitter for spreading the word!

Countdown: T-Minus 4

Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby opens at the CSUN Main Gallery in just four days—on Monday, August 24, the launch of the new CSUN year, and just four days before Kirby’s 98th birthday. I hope you’ll come see it!

What a way to celebrate the King of Comics that would be: donate to Kirby4Heroes in support of our veteran comic book creators, and then come to L.A. to see a hundred pieces of Jack’s original art. Hmmm?

CH ponders Kirby

Kamandi #14

Silent sentinels (empty vitrines waiting to be filled)

Weeks ago these vitrines stood empty, waiting. No more.

Countdown: T-Minus 5

Things are happening at the CSU Northridge Main Gallery…

Vintage photos of Kirby and Joe Simon

Blurbs and labels

Framing, matting...Cosmic, primitive, futuristic, mythic...