JOE KUBERT: A VisuaLecture by Arlen Schumer
Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm
Ben Katchor's New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
Parsons/The New School
2 West 13th Street
New York City
As we look back 500 years ago on the Renaissance masters of figurative art like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will future art historians 500 years from now look back on an artistic giant who walked the earth in our time, a graphic artist nonpareil who made pen and brush marks like no one on earth before or after him: the one, the only...Joe Kubert (1926-2012)! Kubert entered the comic book field in the 1940s as a teenager drawing for DC Comics, and then went on to become one of the legendary figures of the medium, whose style is unmistakable and unforgettable, the most expressive pen-and-brush comic book artist of his generation. From his quintessential Hawkman and Sgt. Rock features, to his definitive rendition of Tarzan in the 1970s, to the many graphic novels he created in his later career, this singular stylist is showcased via super-graphic comic book panel and page projections that put the "visual" in "VisuaLecture."
The presentation will be partially based on a 6-page verbal/visual essay written & designed for Comic Book Creator #2, the Kubert Memorial Issue, available at: http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1094&zenid=di2m2o5h6l8mmko1us1f3cp0i1