I’ll be presenting my “Art & Comic Book Art” VisuaLecture at the East Coast Comicon in the Meadowlands, NJ (http://www.eastcoastcomicon.com) on Saturday, April 11 at noon! It’s its first time I’m doing it on the east coast since I debuted it at last year’s San Diego Comicon (here it is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Qaz4g_92L_Y?list=UUwkw6QB6OFKcfxK17macOlQ). Here’s the text description:
"Just as art historians look back 500 years ago on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will art historians 500 years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time, our great comic book artists like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane—to name a few. Yet in fine art circles, it is still considered ‘blasphemous' to compare/contrast the two sets of artists. Join comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Archway Publishing) as he does just that, with his provocative, perceptive presentation, comparing and contrasting the great artists and great artworks from the worlds of fine art and comic books, curating a fascinating journey through art...and comic book art!"
“Art & Comic Book Art” is based on an 11-page verbal/visual essay slated to be in the hardcover British comix anthology A-1 (edited by Dave Elliott) coming out later this year. It’s currently being serialized in 3 weekly installments on the pop culture site 13th Dimension: http://13thdimension.com/art-comic-book-art-by-arlen-schumer/
I’ll also be signing hardcover copies of my book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (www.arlenschumer.com) at my table both days of the ECCC! Look for me at my table (pic from last December’s Wintercon in Queens, NY)!