VisuaLectures & Webinars

Arlen Schumer’s pop culture VisuaLectures — they’re not your father’s art history lectures! They’re more graphic—oversized images designed for maximum impact, cross-fading beautifully as Schumer makes his points powerfully, passionately and with keen insight—never veering into academic jargon but bubbling with pop-cultural cross-pollination!

To see videos of many of Arlen’s VisuaLectures, go to his YouTube channel and his Vimeo channel.

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“WHAT SETS APART Arlen Schumer’s presentations on comics from the others is his acute understanding of graphic design. His delivery—like the superhero stories he’s discussing—is a dynamic synergy of words and images, of form and function. Mix that together with a heaping helping of contemporary ‘more is more’ postmodernism—and voila: ‘VisuaLectures.’”
—“Arlen Schumer’s VisuaLectures: Where Comics Scholarship Meets Design Showmanship,” Print Magazine

“NOBODY SPEAKS about comics with more authority, understanding and love than Arlen does; he is to comics what Pauline Kael was to movies.”
—Clem Robins, letterer for DC and Marvel comics

“AN INCREDIBLY ANIMATED—in every sense of the word—presentation for us on ‘Jews & Comics.’ It was at once entertaining and informative.”
Gregory Kaplan, Department of Religious Studies, Rice University

“ARLEN SCHUMER’S multimedia presentation, with visuals, music, and his powerful narrative descriptions, blew me away! It’s the best all-purpose panel about comics as an art form I’ve ever attended. The man has showmanship down pat. He expressed beautifully what I have felt for many years. If you ever get a chance to hear Arlen talk about comics, do it!” 
—“San Diego Comicon 2014 Top 10 Events”

Arlen Schumer’s GOLDFINGER multimedia webinar!

You’ve WATCHED the Sean Connery James Bond film GOLDFINGER for 60 years—now SEE it for the FIRST time!

In Arlen Schumer’s multimedia webinar, you’ll see:

  • Hard to find behind-the-scenes production photos and documentary films–often shot by Bond crew members themselves!
  • Rare advertising films and promotional materials!
  • The “greatest hits”—film clips and stills—from what many James Bond aficionados consider the greatest Bond film of all time!

So you’ll not only “see” GOLDFINGER in a fresh, new light, but, through Schumer’s trenchant commentary and insight, you’ll also appreciate it anew in the context of its time, the beginning of the modern action film, and part and parcel of the creative pop culture explosion that was The Sixties!

Just some of the educational and cultural institutions across the country Schumer’s presented at:

    • The Art Directors Club of New York
    • The Art Directors Club of South Carolina
    • Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications
    • Columbia University
    • CUNY Graduate Center, NY
    • Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
  • Pratt Institute, NY
  • Rice University, TX
  • San Diego Comicon
  • School of Visual Arts, NY
  • Las Vegas Pop Culture Convention
  • New Jersey State University
  • New York Comicon at the Javits Center
  • Stanford University, CA
  • The Type Directors Club of New York
  • Tribeca Cinema, NY
  • Tyler School of Art, PA
  • University of New Hampshire
  • USC Film School
  • Wesleyan University, CT
  • 92nd Street Y, NY
  • New York Public Library