This page features a tribute to the artist Jack Kirby and the impact his work has had on my life. You’ll see items from my art collection displayed here, read cool information and see photos of my experiences connected to this great artist. Kirby’s Marvel work is what ignited my interest in reading comics while I was growing up in the 1960’s. It’s the major reason that inspires me to buy, sell, and collect art today.
This is Jack Kirby’s famous drawing table that I photographed in the summer of 1996 at the Kirby home in Thousand Oaks, California, about 50 miles north of Los Angeles. Although Jack had already been deceased for two years, Roz had left Jack’s classic drawing table untouched and in the same place that her husband used it. Most of Jack’s creative work was done here in this den and at this table set up close to the window as shown.
Jack Kirby Art Displayed at His California Home
This is a photo I snapped in the Kirby living room when Roz Kirby graciously invited me to visit her home in the summer of 1996. It shows a small portion of the art that decorated the Thousand Oaks, California home that she and Jack shared for many years.
Across the top of the wall: Three black and white drawings depicting Jack Kirby’s Interpretations of God, inked by Mike Royer, circa 1970.
Bottom left: Faces of Evil, a 1969 color painting/collage combination.
Bottom right in Kirby living room photo: The painting to the cover of the 1970 Kirby Unleashed portfolio.
On the easel: The cover painting to the 1985 Hunger Dogs graphic novel.