Thursday, August 27, 2020


You could get Kirby art for a penny. Founded in 1932, The Boys Brotherhood Republic was Mayor LaGuardia's solution to New York City's juvenile delinquency problem. Kirby had been a member for less than a year when he assisted in starting the club's newsletter. The  mimeographed newsletter sold for a penny. Kirby, who had not yet changed his name from Kurtzberg, did his first comic strip for the weekly newsletter.

The Boys Brotherhood Republic still exists. It was renamed the Boys and Girls Republic in 1998.

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