Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 4/14/12
Jack Kirby is among the most influential American artists of the last century, but a substantial body of Kirby’s work has been largely overlooked until recently. In the post-war years, with the popularity of superhero comic books fading, Kirby teamed with writer Joe Simon to create the new genre of romance comics. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates these forgotten works with “Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics.” The interpretive exhibition opened on Saturday, April 14, 2012 with a discussion by Michel Gagné, author of the collection of the same title from Fantagraphics Books.
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