Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman Launch ‘King Kirby’ Kickstarter

Writer Fred Van Lente and playwright Crystal Skillman have launched a Kickstarter got ‘King Kirby’, a play based on the life of Jack Kirby. The pair, who are married and previously put together a stage play of Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s ‘Action Philosophers’ series, are looking for $9500 to stage the production.



Art by Ryan Dunlavey

Following the life and times of the seminal comics creator, the story will follow his journey from young creator to the frontlines of World War II, before his return to dominate and define comics forever. Of course, things don’t end with a rosy finale, as Kirby was also flagrantly ripped off by the companies which now make millions in revenue from the characters and concepts he created.

It’s a riveting concept for a stage play, and Skillman is an incredibly accomplished writer and director. Already the Kickstarter is over halfway towards making the target – head over and take a look if you want to find out more. 


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