Fantastic Four Art

Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four Art Behind the Comics

See the over 120 pages of Jack Kirby art used to made some of your favorite Fantastic Four comics!
Demon Recreation

From Pencils to Inks to Print

In 2002 the unused page 11 from Demon #1's pencils were recreated and then inked by Mike Royer. Later it was used in the reprint Demon Omnibus.
Pencils to Inks

New Feature: Pencils to Inks

The ultimate comparison. Kirby pencil copies to published inks. Link goes to all pages with the Pencils to Inks tab.
Jack Kirby Grid

A Page with a View, The New Kirby Grid

See and sort through hundreds of Jack Kirby pages in the Gallery at a time.
Mike Royer's Charlie Chan

Royer Revisits the Past

Mike Royer's reinterpretation of Jack Kirby's cover to Charlie Chan, issue 3 cover, originally published in 1948.

Kirby Talk and News

The passing of Herb Trimpe

April 18, 2015
Herb Trunoe

Like everyone, I was sadden and shocked this week by the passing of another great, Herb Trimpe. I was lucky to have spoken with him at several shows including the Albany Con in 2013. He was always willing to talk about his work and Jack Kirby.

In 2009 I commissioned him to recreate my favorite Silver Surfer page from issue 18. I will miss chatting with him and seeing him at the shows.

In 2010, I did a quick voice interview of him discussing inking the Captain America Treasury edition. I hope to post the recording at sometime in the future.

Farewell Herb.

And another year at San Diego Comic Con International, July 21-27, 2014

July 12, 2014
San Diego Comic Con

Rand Hoppe of The Jack Kirby Museum ( and I (Tom Kraft, ( will be at this year's San Diego Comic Con International. The Kirby Museum will be set up at booth 5520 and I will be set up at Bechara Maalouf's Nostalgic Investments' original art booth 1006.

Dick Ayers passes away today

May 5, 2014

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] It's with a heavy heart that I report the Dick Ayers died today. I've personally known Dick for almost 14 years when I first started What if Kirby. Dick was the first Kirby inker to do a recreation.

Get Your KIRBY art archived at WonderCon from April 18-20!

March 22, 2014
WonderCon 2014

WonderCon is upon us once again in Anaheim, CA. This year as in past years, I will be attending the show along with the Jack Kirby Museum's curator, Rand Hoppe. We will both have scanners ready to archive Kirby art for the Museum's Jack Kirby Digital Archive. I will update this post with the booth numbers when they are available.

The Jack Kirby Museum Gets a Temporary Museum!

October 31, 2013
prototype alpha

Made in the Lower East Side‘s Storefront Transformer Kickstarter Campaign was successfully funded, and the Kirby Museum will exist at 178 Delancey Street for a week very soon! As it looks now, our hours will be daily from noon till 7pm. As of this writing we’ve got these events scheduled:

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