Panel Discussion on Comics Legend Jack Kirby
Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 1 p.m.
Part of the exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby
August 24 — October 10, 2015
Comic Book Apocalypse showcases the style and spirit of legendary comic book creator Jack Kirby, the artist who co-founded the Marvel Universe and launched such iconic characters as the Avengers, Captain America, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Black Panther, the Inhumans, the New Gods, and many, many more. Kirby's career spanned more than half a century, and included work in every popular genre and for almost every major comic book publisher. He has been dubbed the "King" of Comics. This exhibition is the US's largest ever devoted to Kirby, and the first held at a university. It focuses particularly on Kirby's visionary superhero and science fiction comics of the mid-1960s onward, while including examples from as early as the 1940s.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1:00 p.m., join a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion of Kirby's work and what it means to contemporary art and popular culture. Contributors to the Comic Book Apocalypse catalog and others will talk about favorite Kirby works, under-appreciated aspects of his career and style, and what it means to bring the comic book art of Kirby into the gallery world. Panelists include:
- Scott Bukatman
- Doug Harvey
- Adam McGovern
- Andrei Molotiu
- Steve Roden
- Ben Saunders
- Charles Hatfield, moderator and curator
This panel will take place in the Noski Auditorium, right across the street from the CSUN Main Gallery. Afterward, we'll adjourn to the Main Gallery itself to visit (or revisit!) the Comic Book Apocalypse exhibition. This event, the climax of a series of events tied into the exhibition, is free and open to all!
Main Gallery Hours:
Mon-Sat: Noon - 4 p.m., Thurs: Noon - 8 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays during exhibitions.
For more information, call 818-677-2226 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.