Friday, May 19 @ 5:30pm EST:
“NEW YORK COMICS: Images of the City in Comic Art History” webinar via NY Adventure Club!
As much as the original superheroes themselves, New York City itself has played a prominent role in the history of American comic art!
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. The very first modern American comic strip appearing in 1895, Richard Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, took place in the immigrant tenement slums of the City.
And up through the 20th Century and the evolution of the comic book and the genre most associated with it, the superhero, New York City would be the setting for so many of its super-powered protagonists, even if they lived in thinly-disguised versions of the City, like Superman’s Metropolis and Batman’s Gotham City.
So come join New York Adventure Club and illustrator & comic book/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!
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