THE SILVER AGE OF COMIC BOOK ART VisuaLecture at the LEWISBORO LIBRARY in South Salem, NY

Friday, April 8, at 7 pm; from their press release:
"Our Comic Con kicks off Friday evening with a trip back in time to the 'Silver Age' of comic books. Arlen Schumer is a recognized expert on American popular culture, an award-winning comic book-style illustrator, and an author/designer of coffee table art books including his own, 'The Silver Age of Comic Book Art.' His presentation explores the origins of superhero transitions, their personification of American ideals and values and how these portrayals changed during the turbulent 1960s. There will be a book signing after the presentation. Recommended for adults and teens. Please register at 875-9004 or lewisborolibrary@gmail.com."

ART & COMIC BOOK ART IN NEWBURGH, NY April 2!

In conjunction with the exhibition Comic Art: Fantasy and Imagination, the Ann Street Gallery will be hosting a Gallery Talk with Arlen Schumer on the relationship between "Art & Comic Book Art" on Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
 
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 art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) 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! 
 
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (845) 784-1146 or http://www.safe-harbors.org/events/arlen-schumer/

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Springsteen '78 Limited Edition Prints

Reproduced from the original art and signed by artist Arlen Schumer

SPRINGSTEEN 78 postersset

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

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/

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CHRIST IN COMICS Visualecture

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: orders@thea2ashop.com; billed via PayPal or credit card.

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ON GEORGE REEVES’ BIRTHDAY (January 5)

Essay for the pop culture site, 13th Dimension: http://13thdimension.com/george-reeves-a-birthday-appreciation/; an excerpt:

"Reeves might’ve been even better as Clark Kent than he was as Superman. His Kent wasn’t the bumbling oaf/newshound nerd that we’ve come to expect since the first Chris Reeve movie—he was as confident and resourceful as Superman. And certainly no wimp. Reeves, cutting quite the masculine figure (remember his dashing self in the beginning of Gone with the Wind?), was no doormat for Lois Lane. No one’s done Clark Kent better, in any medium. And no one’s ever done that last-shot wink-and-a-smile like Reeves patented.”

REEVES Kent wink