Bill Finger Talk

"BATMAN, BOB KANE & BILL FINGER" gallery talk Thursday May 15, 2014, 6:00 pm EST, Art on A Gallery, 24 Avenue A NYC—and LIVE-STREAMED video at!

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Batman's first published appearance in May 1939, I discuss the behind-the-scenes origin of the character, with specific attention paid to the unsung co-creator role of Kane's writer and partner, Bill Finger. This logo image is based on Kane's first "Bat-Man" sketch that he showed to Finger before Finger made all the suggestions that "...made Batman, Batman"!

ARLEN Comic portfolio Page 27

For more, read my "BAT-MAN COVER STORY" for Alter Ego #5, 1999:

Batman Cover

Framed 18"x24" print of my Alter Ego cover without type, available for sale at the Art on A Gallery!

Michael Dooley Mini-Review of "Life, Art and Comic Book Art"

Life, Art and Comic Book Art lecture

Michael Dooley is an editor for the online version of PRINT magazine, the trade magazine of graphic design, and teaches Design & The History of Design at Arts Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; he just Facebooked this post:

"Arlen's 'Life and Art' presentation was an entertaining, informative, enjoyable success. If you missed his live appearance/broadcast, which just ended, you can enjoy it in 'unreal time' here..."