At the New York Comicon, we unveiled a limited edition portfolio, done in conjunction with the release of KIRBY FIVE-OH!. Called KIRBY: DEITIES, it’s not sold in stores (only from our website), and is a remastered version of Jack Kirby’s 1971 “Disneyland Portfolio”, featuring ten 8-1/2″ x 11″ full-color plates in an illustrated envelope, and is limited to just 200 copies.
On April 9-11, 1971, Jack Kirby was a guest at the Disneyland Convention of Nostalgia, held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. For the event, Jack printed a limited edition portfolio of some of his 1960s concept drawings, done while he was still working for Marvel Comics. The originals were inked by Don Heck and Frankâ€ˆGiacoia (and Jack himself), and hand-colored by Kirby, but due to budget restraints, the portfolioâ€™s eight plates were printed in black-and-white only, with no envelope. This remastered version has been renamed Kirby: Deities, since the characters Jack created were all proposed â€œgodsâ€ in a new pantheon he was developing in his mind in the 1960s. This version includes two color plates that werenâ€™t in the original 1971 B&W version of the portfolio. The 9″ x 12″ black-and-white envelope art was inked by Mike Royer, and was originally used on the mailing envelopes for Jackâ€™s 1971 Kirby Unleashed portfolio.
The price is $19.95 plus shipping, and can be ordered now at this link:
But hurry; we sold a lot at the New York Comicon, and once the remaining copies are gone, there won’t by any more.