Monday, August 28, 2017

100 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. 

When Kirby reached 40 he had 350 published covers to his credit.

By his 45th birthday he had reached 500 published covers.

2 comments:

  1. The Greatest of All Time. Happy Birthday Jack!

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  2. Amen to that!! Happy Jack Kirby Day All!!!

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