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It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, and everybody is celebrating!

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It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, and everybody is celebrating!

Jack Kirby would have been 95 today, and celebrations are breaking out all over the comics blogosphere. Here’s a quick guide; feel free to post more links in comments.

• Tom Spurgeon, as always, has a comprehensive lineup of panels and pages and videos.

• Follow the Twitter hashtag #WakeUpAndDraw today to see birthday cards created by 100 different artists to benefit The Hero Initiative, which will auction off the originals in the near future.

• Today’s a good day to buy yourself some comics: Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian Kirby has started the Kirby4Heroes campaign, in which comics stores donate a percentage of their sales from today to The Hero Initiative.

• Diversions of the Groovy Kind celebrates with splash pages — lots of ’em!

• John Kane sets off some visual fireworks with a roundup of Kirby’s sound effects at The Savage Critics.

• Richard Bruton narrows his focus to Kirby’s Mister Miracle comics at the Forbidden Planet blog.

• Steven Brower meditates on the genius of Jack Kirby at The Kirby Effect, the blog of the Jack Kirby Museum.

• And finally, stand up and be counted, because it’s Read Comics in Public Day — for everyone!

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