"2015-16 marks the 75th Anniversary year of the legendary cartoonist Will Eisner’s immortal character, The Spirit! Join Arlen Schumer, writer/illustrator/designer and comic book historian (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Archway Publishing), as he presents a Master’s Class on Eisner using The Spirit as its primer: a big-screen retrospective overview of Eisner’s magnum opus, and all of its revolutionary graphic tropes and storytelling techniques—character design, staging, lighting, lettering, panel and page design—that make Eisner the D. W. Griffith of comic book art! "
Saturday, April 30th at 2:00pm at the Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx, NY: www.bxhcc.com
Honored to be asked to speak at Marywood (www.marywood.edu)—and excited to be starting on my Master’s Degree there this summer!
Reproduced from the original art and signed by artist Arlen Schumer
In 1978 Arlen Schumer was the Art Director of THUNDER ROAD, the first magazine devoted to the life and music of Bruce Springsteen; during that year he also created collateral artwork for two springsteen concerts, one being the legendary Capitol Theater radio broadcast show of September 19th. The four images above have long been sought-after collectors' items, but now, for the first time ever, Schumer has authorized high-quality reproductions shot from his original art by The A to A Shop, in two editions: premium, signed, limited-edition hand-printed duotones and popularly-priced, quality digital prints. Visit www.a-to-a-studio-solutions.myshopify.com/collections/arlen-schumer to order.
COMIC ART: FANTASY & IMAGINATION group show at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY, opening this SATURDAY, MARCH 12 @ 6:30pm! I designed the poster, will be exhibiting giant poster-sized prints of my "Art & Comic Book Art" verbal/visual essay, and will be lecturing on it in the gallery on April 2, mid-way thru the show's 7-week run! http://www.safe-harbors.org/ann-street-gallery/
CHRIST IN COMICS: a VisuaLecture on the Christology of Superheroes, at St. Paul's Westport, CT, Friday, February 26!
"Join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Archway Publishing) as he presents an overview of superheroes in American comic book history, how they’ve reflected Christological aspects of heroism and sacrifice, whether overtly or unconsciously—'For Jor-el so loved the world he gave his only begotten son, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men'—and how they’ve impacted his own life, as an artist and Jewish believer."
For more info: http://www.stpaulwestport.org/christ-in-comics/
From the same guy who brought you "Jews & Comics"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFgBs6Gwagk
For an 18”x 24” poster of CHRIST IN COMICS for $50 (proceeds to go to St. Paul’s), e-mail address & phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org; billed via PayPal or credit card.