Wednesday, April 27 @ 6:00pm EST:


The series of 62 Doc Savage paperback covers that legendary illustrator James Bama painted for Bantam Books between 1964 and 1972 represent an apex in realistic figure painting of not only the 20th Century, but the entire history of the human figure in art, fine or commercial.

For Bama’s Doc Savage character—crowned with that sci-fi widow’s peak, clad in that impossibly-shredded shirt, riding jodhpurs and calf-high boots—remains, to this day, one of the most staggeringly heroic, idealized masculine figures ever visualized in any age, by any artist, in any medium.

And now pop culture historian Arlen Schumer (writer/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) has created a free webinar that takes you through Bama’s creative process, from his reference photos of the great illustrators’ model Steve Holland, who posed as Bama’s Doc Savage for all 62 covers, to many of Bama’s original paintings, shown free of all the trade dress elements of the paperback covers!

So even if you have all the Bama Doc Savage books, or you’re already a fan of Bama’s work, you’ll see his incredible Doc Savage covers as if for the first time!


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