I’ll be presenting my Silver Age VisuaLecture at 2;00 p.m. at the NY Wintercon Comic & Sci-fi Expo in Queens, NY on Saturday, December 5th (only), and signing Silver Age books and selling Silver Age t-shirts at my table! Come on out! http://www.nywintercon.com
Rockwell Art And Framing Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, will be hosting the second of three in-gallery lectures by currently-exhibiting comic book historian, author and member of The Society of Illustrators Arlen Schumer on the relationship between “Art & Comic Book Art,” on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm:
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!
Schumer’s art show opened October 22, and will run until January 16, 2016. Framed poster-sized prints are on display and for sale, as well as his new comic book art history book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art. The Rockwell Gallery is located at 236 Post Road East in Westport.
Sunday, November 15th @ 3:00 pm 103 Allen Street, NY
I'm really looking forward to presenting my new VisuaLecture about Jack Kirby and Captain America--Kirby's favorite character! “I loved doing Captain America because it gave me a chance to be aggressive and powerful," Kirby said. "Captain America is all-motion, it’s all-movement, and it’s all-life…that’s my style…pure action and reaction.” I hope to capture and relate that in my presentation!
That’s me, wearing my Superman cape, lecturing on “Life, Art & Comic Book Art" inside the Rockwell Gallery on the opening night of my exhibition, Thursday, October 22. Thanx to Allan Wahler of A2A Studio Solutions in Stamford for the beautiful prints, Rockwell’s Jay Cimbak and Susn Perreca for their wonderful hosting, and Janine of Da Pietro’s, Westport’s greatest Italian restaurant, for the incredible catering! A great night was had by all!
The exhibition runs until January 16, 2016; catch me next at the Rockwell presenting my VisuaLecture on the relationship between fine “Art & Comic Book Art” on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm!