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X-Men, Silver Surfer, Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man are just a few of the pop-icon pantheon co-created by comic artist Jack Kirby, also known as ‘The King’. To coincide with a new art book by Kirby’s biographer Mark Evanier, Comica celebrates his life and career with a slideshow and panel discussion. Speakers: TV and radio presenter and collector Paul Gambaccini; Kim Newman; Chrissie Harper, editor of Jack Kirby Quarterly. Evanier and John Morrow from Jack Kirby Collector join us via a live internet link-up, with Kirby himself (who died in 1994) appearing virtually via sound extracts from a 1993 interview. Hosted by Paul Gravett. More…

Tickets: £10, £9 Concessions, £8 ICA Members
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, Mall, London
When: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7pm to 8.30pm


“I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile.”
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