Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.
Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.
Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.
And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.
Did someone say “FREEDOM?”
Based on Jack Kirby’s cover to CAPTAIN AMERICA’S BICENTENNIAL BATTLES, here’s my version of the Star-Spangled Man with a Plan.
More pics at my site, JFSculpts.com.
Happy birthday to the King, Jack Kirby.
Um harvest moon another wonderful life and frozen huh it’s looking pretty good for me
Kardashian and Guardians of the Galaxy? Uhhhh…
GTA V and Purge 2? Fucked.
Wii Fit U and Guardians of the Galaxy.
So that’s what happened to Chris Pratt.
Grand Theft Auto (specifically Online) and I guess Guardians of the Galaxy.
Infinite drunken chaos. I’m okay with this. Ooh, maybe I can steal the Milano now!
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]
Yessss, I want my future energy windows, that is so badass.
Because I am moving back (hopefully in the beginning of September) and I would really like a place to live. Here are some really interesting and important facts about me:
- I have a dog
- I am a huge nerd
- I mostly hide in my room all the time so you will barely know I’m…
I think I know a person or two who might at least want to take a look at this post.
BOSTON-AREA MOONIES: THE IN THE NAME OF THE MOON art show is coming up fast! SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH! Judging by the excitement I saw at Boston Comic-Con, it’s going to be an amazing show—so please please please spread this post around so people know that the deadline is closing in! I don’t want anyone to be caught by surprise!
IN THE NAME OF THE MOON will be hosted by Somerville’s own Hub Comics, and promises to be amazing. The reception will take place on August 30th, and the show will run through September. For more info, check out this post on Hub’s website.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE. Joining it would be extremely helpful, as it gives us a better idea of how many people to expect and will also be the first place I go to post updates, news and info.
Please spread this post as far and wide as you can! If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me or Hub a line on tumblr, twitter, or through email. Thank you all for being such beautiful soldiers of love and justice.