Sunday, August 28, 2016

99 YEARS AGO TODAY JACOB KURTZBERG WAS BORN

Twenty years later he had mastered cartooning sufficiently enough to be hired by a syndicate to draw a daily cowboy strip called The Lone Rider.

By his 24th birthday Kurtzberg had changed his name to Jack Kirby and was working in the embryonic comic book industry. Kirby already had nearly 1000 published story pages to his credit and 18 covers.

By his 30th birthday Kirby had contributed nearly 3,000 pages of story art and 150 covers to the comic book zeitgeist.

By the time Kirby was 35 he had produced more than 5,000 interior pages and 250 covers. 

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