WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 @ 5:30pm EST:
If the human figure is the foundation of comic book drawing–indeed, of all drawing–then its epiphany is found in the distinctive, dynamic style of Gil Kane (1926-2000), one that matured demonstrably during lengthy runs on a pair of DC Silver Age superheroes, Green Lantern and The Atom. Kane’s figurework was both a primer on structural anatomy and musculature, and a lifelong quest to endow his characters with all the grace and lyricism his drawing prowess could muster.
When he began to illustrate for Marvel in 1966, Kane paid homage to his mentor Jack Kirby by incorporating all of Kirby’s new dynamism into Kane’s own idiosyncratic style. This caused a quantum developmental leap in Kane’s own artistry, which he fed back to the field in two unlikely vehicles: a Grade-B superhero for Marvel (Captain Marvel) and a toy-based superhero for DC (Captain Action).
So come join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he presents an overview of Kane’s illustrious Silver Age career, dynamically displaying his comic book panels, pages and covers so that you’ll feel like you’re seeing them for the first time!
•••CAN’T make it LIVE? A ticket allows you to watch a recording of the webinar for up to a week after!