“NEW YORK COMICS: Images of the City in Comic Art History” webinar by Arlen Schumer via New York Adventure Club Monday, March 15 @ 1:00pm EST:
The famous skyline, buildings, and environment of New York City have been as much a part of American comic art history as any of its most famous characters and superheroes who lived in it, and whose exploits and adventures took place there–even if they lived in thinly-disguised versions of the City, like Superman’s Metropolis and Batman’s Gotham City.
And as the 20th Century gave way to the 21st, and graphic novels became the dominant comic art medium, New York City has been part and parcel of it all: the legendary Will Eisner’s 1978 A Contract with God, hailed as the first “graphic novel,” took place in the City, influencing other prolific graphic novelists like New Yorkers Ben Katchor (The Jew of New York) and Peter Kuper (his collection of short stories, New York City).
So come join New York Adventure Club and pop culture historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art), as he presents a verbal and visual overview of images of New York City in comic art history!
*Can’t make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week!