ART & COMIC BOOK ART in an Art Gallery!

Rockwell Art And Framing Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, will be hosting the second of three in-gallery lectures by currently-exhibiting comic book historian, author and member of The Society of Illustrators Arlen Schumer on the relationship between “Art & Comic Book Art,” on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm:

Just as art historians look back 500 years ago on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will art historians 500 years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time, our great comic book artists like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane—to name a few. Yet in fine art circles, it is still considered "blasphemous" to compare/contrast the two sets of artists. Join comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Archway Publishing) as he does just that, with his provocative, perceptive presentation, comparing and contrasting the great artists and great artworks from the worlds of fine art and comic books, curating a fascinating journey through art...and comic book art!

Schumer’s art show opened October 22, and will run until January 16, 2016. Framed poster-sized prints are on display and for sale, as well as his new comic book art history book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art. The Rockwell Gallery is located at 236 Post Road East in Westport.


CAP ’N’ JACK—new VisuaLecture on Kirby & Captain America—at the Kirby pop-up museum in NYC!

Sunday, November 15th @ 3:00 pm  103 Allen Street, NY
I'm really looking forward to presenting my new VisuaLecture about Jack Kirby and Captain America--Kirby's favorite character! “I loved doing Captain America because it gave me a chance to be aggressive and powerful," Kirby said. "Captain America is all-motion, it’s all-movement, and it’s all-life…that’s my style…pure action and reaction.” I hope to capture and relate that in my presentation!
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Rockwell Art and Framing Exhibit

That’s me, wearing my Superman cape, lecturing on “Life, Art & Comic Book Art" inside the Rockwell Gallery on the opening night of my exhibition, Thursday, October 22. Thanx to Allan Wahler of A2A Studio Solutions in Stamford for the beautiful prints, Rockwell’s Jay Cimbak and Susn Perreca for their wonderful hosting, and Janine of Da Pietro’s, Westport’s greatest Italian restaurant, for the incredible catering! A great night was had by all!

The exhibition runs until January 16, 2016; catch me next at the Rockwell presenting my VisuaLecture on the relationship between fine “Art & Comic Book Art” on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm! 

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On Thursday, October 22, the Rockwell Art And Framing Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, will open an exhibition of comic book-styled art by comic book historian, author and member of The Society of Illustrators Arlen Schumer, running to January 16, 2016. Not only will framed poster-sized prints be on display and for sale, but Arlen will provide 3 gallery talks during the run of the exhibition on his own art and the history of comic book art, based on his book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (also available in the gallery for sale). The October 22 opening will be from 5-8pm (with the gallery talk, “Life, Art & Comic Book Art,” starting at 7pm) at 236 Post Road East in Westport.

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Tickets for JEWS 'N' COMICS VisuaLecture

Tickets for my JEWS 'N' COMICS VisuaLecture @ The 92 Street Y in NYC on Thursday, September 24 @ 7pm:

"From the Golem to Ben Grimm and more, comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Archway Publishing) surveys the Jewish influence on the creation and development of the American superhero, its antecedents in ancient, Biblical stories and myths, and the significant contributions Jews have made to the evolution of comic book art in the 20th and 21st Centuries.” 

CONNECTICUT COMICON @ MOHEGAN SUN August 14-16! 3 VisuaLectures in 3 days!

From Mitch Hallock, Promoter/Producer of CT Comicon: "Please join me in welcoming artist/author/comic historian Arlen Schumer who will be appearing at our show on August 14-16 at the Mohegan Sun.Not only will Arlen be doing lectures every day (FRI - 5:30 - The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, SAT - 1:30 - The Super Type of Ira Schnapp, SUN - 1:30 - The 75th Anniversary of Will Eisner’s The Spirit), he has also provided artwork for an exclusive print available in the VIP package as well as art or the program. cover! So see the man in action at his lectures, at his booth where you can get a copy of his book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art and own a piece of his art!” 

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