Our Holiday sale is live!

Our Holiday sale is live!

From now through December 31st, the Josh Kirby estate is having a 20% storewide holiday sale. Are you looking for the perfect gifts for her or for him?

Do you know any fans of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld? A phone case with Josh Kirby's Discworld art would be a wonderful gift idea and they're available now, for the first time ever!

Have a Star Wars fans on your shopping list? Get the Limited Edition Star Wars Return of the Jedi fine art print here.

Use the code HOLIDAY2016 at checkout and take 20% off any purchase of £85 or more and receive your items in time to give as Christmas gifts, or why not treat yourself to something? You deserve it!

Here's to good friends, wonderful family, great fans, and an exciting holiday season!

*Don't forget to use the code HOLIDAY2016!

Josh Kirby's Black Friday Generates Excitement!

Josh Kirby's Black Friday Generates Excitement!

The estate of Josh Kirby is excited to announce what's in store at Josh Kirby Art for this coming Black Friday, which happens to fall on November 25th, exactly one month before Christmas day or perhaps we should say . . . Hogswatch.

Phone Cases

We will be launching the long awaited line of Josh Kirby Discworld Phone Cases. The first 13 designs will be available for Apple and Samsung phone models and we are currently doing quality control so we might also be able to offer HTC, Huawei, Sony, Nokia and other models. 

Limited Edition Print

No holiday would be complete without a once in a lifetime exclusive Limited Edition print offer. This world famous Josh kirby illustration will be limited to just 100,, signed, numbered and certified by the estate. With special Black Friday pricing that isn't out of this world, you can be the proud owner of a collector's piece that is ready to be framed and displayed in your home or office. This is the print you're looking for!

Holiday Discount Coupon

Starting on Black Friday and going until December 31st, we will be offering a promotional discount on your purchase of $100 or more. Use HOLIDAY2016 during check out.

 

The Josh Kirby Estate brings Classic Science Fiction Art to HISTORY's Alien Con

The Josh Kirby Estate brings Classic Science Fiction Art to HISTORY's Alien Con

The Josh Kirby Estate is proud to be reintroducing the art of legendary UK artist Josh Kirby to the USA with an appearance at Alien Con. This inaugural event in Santa Clara, CA, October 28 - 30, is the perfect setting to present Kirby’s out of this world art to a new generation of sci-fi fans.

Although a legend in the UK and Europe, Josh Kirby has remained rather anonymous in the US, in spite of the fact that many of his science fiction, horror and fantasy illustrations are instantly recognized. His cover art distinguishes countless book titles by literary legends including Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Ian Fleming, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Jack Kerouac, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jimmy Sangster, Robert Matheson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, and Sir Terry Pratchett of Discworld fame.

Amy Anderson, Executive Director of the Josh Kirby Estate, said “I can see no better place than Alien Con to introduce Josh’s extraordinary work to a new audience of science fiction fans. And of course we’re bringing a 6 foot cutout of one of Josh’s favourite alien creations, so visit us at booth #506 and take a selfie with him, and by the way, we’re raffling him off at event’s end.”

Alien Con is the very first convention devoted to fans of HISTORY’s Ancient Aliens, sci-fi buffs, and pop culture enthusiasts alike. For three days only, Cosmic-Con®, the event division of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and HISTORY® are teaming up to celebrate all things not of this world, both in science and in pop culture, on Halloween weekend, the perfect time for a close encounter.

Discworld.com Announces the initial Josh Kirby Product Range

Discworld.com Announces the initial Josh Kirby Product Range

"I only invented the Discworld, Josh created it."

Sir Terry Pratchett

Josh Kirby was the original Discworld artist, his iconic style is instantly recognisable and perfectly captures the madcap energy of a world riding on the back of a giant turtle.

His illustrations exploded off the books, inspiring many fans to dive head first into the Discworld, never to leave.

This introductory range of products includes a set of high-quality gallery wrapped canvases, beautifully detailed magnets and coasters, intended to offer you several ways to bring the larger than life Kirby magic to your home or office.

Find your favourite here!

 

Josh Kirby Art to be featured at Alien Con 2016

Josh Kirby Art to be featured at Alien Con 2016

Alien Con is the very first convention devoted to fans of HISTORY’s Ancient Aliens, sci-fi buffs, and pop culture enthusiasts alike! Cosmic-Con®, the event division of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and HISTORY® are teaming up to celebrate all things not of this world, both in science and in pop culture, for three days only on October 28-30, 2016 — Halloween weekend, the perfect time for a close encounter!

Kirby enthusiasts will agree that the sci-fi, horror and fantasy art Josh created throughout his illustrious career is the perfect compliment to the first ever Alien Con!

Whether it's a friendly alien, a terrifying werewolf or a landscape of space oddities, Josh has an expansive portfolio perfectly suited to this event.

To commemorate this special moment in history, the Josh Kirby Estate will be choosing select pieces of Josh's art and creating tee shirts, phone cases, prints and other out of this world merchandise that will be available for purchase for the first time ever! 

Stay tuned for special offers and a newly designed web store, coming soon!

Early Josh Kirby Painting featured in WWII Art catalogue

Early Josh Kirby Painting featured in WWII Art catalogue

A 1943 painting by Josh Kirby is featured in WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss.

Josh Kirby studied art at the Liverpool City Society of Art in 1943 and in the same year was evacuated to South Wales to avoid the heavy bombing of his native city. He was 15 years old when he painted this remarkable image of a local fete - a scene that almost succeeds in disguising the fact that Britain was at war. 

About the work:

A notice pinned to the canvas of the Aunt Sally stall mentions the Rotary Fair. Rotary International was precisely at that time beginning to expand its mission to promote peace and international understanding through educational and cultural exchanges: an important London Rotary conference was held in 1943, attended by ministers of education and observers from around the world and inspiring the establishment of UNESCO after the war, in 1946.

The  scene is peopled by civilians enjoying themselves: large numbers of children, parents and older folk. There appear to be a few men of service age dressed in ‘civvies’: some of the youths manning the stalls may have been travelling fairground people, or possibly slightly too young for conscription, while male punters could, for example, be miners or other workers in other reserved occupations. The figure in a blue and scarlet uniform is probably a civilian brass bandsman wearing a quasi-military uniform.

The Josh Kirby Estate joins forces with Discworld.com!

The Josh Kirby Estate joins forces with Discworld.com!

For immediate release – Discworld.com announced that it is to enter into a partnership with the estate of the late Josh Kirby, the artist whose illustrations graced the covers of many of Sir Terry Pratchett’s books. The collaboration will give these unique and treasured works of art a new lease of life through a range of exclusive, high quality products.

 

Over 5000 Facebook likes and growing!

Over 5000 Facebook likes and growing!

We wanted to personally thank all of the Josh Kirby, sci-fi, horror, fantasy and Discworld fans for helping us to reach this incredible milestone! 5000 Facebook likes!

Even though this is only scratching the surface when you consider the worldwide reach that Josh's art has, we still consider this a giant step for all fan-kind!

If you haven't "liked" us on Facebook yet, click here

Thank you family, friends, fans and fire breathing dragons! 

Sincerely,

The Josh Kirby Estate

Josh Kirby's Cover Art Exclusively Featured on the 2017 Discworld Calendar

Josh Kirby's Cover Art Exclusively Featured on the 2017 Discworld Calendar

Featuring the iconic fantasy artwork of Josh Kirby, the 2017 Discworld calendar is a nostalgic celebration of his spectacular and unmistakable cover illustrations for Terry Pratchett's earliest Discworld books.

The 2017 calendar features twelve pieces of artwork, along with all those important Discworld and roundworld dates that you'll still forget about despite them hanging on your wall in such a decorative fashion.

Each calendar incudes a full page of colourful artwork for each month along with plenty of space for your notes, reminders and appointments. Includes all major realtime calendrical data for Great Britain, Eire, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, as well as notable Discworld dates.

It marks the first time that Josh Kirby's art is offered since 2012.