We've already reported on an Upstate New York event where Jack Kirby's 97th birthday tomorrow will be celebrated with custom beer.
What more could a the creator of the Fantastic Four, the New Gods, The Hulk and so many more want? Well, the Hero Initiative has the King covered.
JillianÂ Kirby, Jackâ€™s granddaughter, has spearheaded the â€śKirby4Heroesâ€ť campaign, which celebrates the Kingâ€™s birthday all across the globe with a variety of great events that benefit Hero! Events include:
â€˘ ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM:Â Hero has recruited over 40 artists to get up on the morning ofÂ August 28, 2014Â to simply â€śWake Up and Draw.â€ťÂ Search the hashtag:#WakeUpAndDrawÂ to see all the great drawings as they happen live!Â All drawings will be featured in aÂ special gallery atÂ ComicArtFans.com, and fans can bid on them in aneBayÂ auction at a later date!
â€˘Â MORE TWITTER:Â Because he is 17 shades of both wonderful and crazy, artist Phil Hester will do 97 drawings for JackÂ Kirbyâ€™s 97thÂ birthday! FollowÂ @PhilHesterÂ on Twitter to see the divine madness and for information on how YOU can buy the drawings!
â€˘ TORONTO, ONTARIO:Â Hero is atÂ Fan Expo CanadaÂ onÂ August 28, where artists including Kaare Andrews, Greg Land, Joe Prado, Ty Templeton, Jill Thompson, Richard Zajac and more will Wake Up and Draw!
â€˘ TORONTO, ONTARIO:Â Artist Ken Lashley appears atÂ Paradise ComicsÂ atÂ 11 a.m.!
â€˘Â BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA:Â Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Jorge Lucas, RubĂ¨n Meriggi, Mariano Epelbaum, Wally Gomez, Rodolfo Migliari and more will be drawing live at theÂ Moebius LiceoÂ bookstore and art gallery!
â€˘ SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY:Â The party startsÂ earlyÂ on Aug. 23 as artists create a jam piece atÂ Comic Depot!
â€˘ BALLSTON SPA, NY:Â The jam piece continues atÂ Excellent AdventuresÂ onÂ Saturday, August 30Â as the store donates a portion of its sales for the day to Hero!
â€˘ NEW YORK, NY:Â Artist Chris Giarrusso draws in the storefront studio space at the mightyÂ Carmine Street ComicsÂ atÂ noon!
â€˘ CHICAGO, IL:Â Artist Tim Seeley appears atÂ Graham Crackers Comicsâ€™Â Edgewater location atÂ 5:30 p.m.!
â€˘ PHOENIX, AZ:Â Artists including Ryan Cody, Brian Pulido, Ben Glendenning, Tony Parker, Javier Pina and more appear atÂ Samurai Comicsâ€™Â Camelback Rd. location!
â€˘ NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA:Â Artist Tone Rodriguez appears atÂ Blastoff Comics!
â€˘ SAN FRANCISCO, CA:Â Artist Paolo Rivera appears at theÂ Cartoon Art MuseumÂ atÂ 11 a.m.!
â€˘ MANILA, PHILIPPINES:Â Multiple artists will be appearing at theÂ Comic OdysseyÂ Fort branch from Aug. 28-30 along with a three-day sale and a portion of proceeds donated to Hero Initiative!