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.
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CAP ’N’ JACK at the Jack Kirby Pop-up Museum in NYC on 11/15/15
JEWS & COMICS at the 92 Street Y in NYC on 9/24/15
Y’AKOV KURTZBERG, KING OF COMICS at the Jack Kirby Pop-up Museum in NYC on 11/5/13:
My essay on the 50th Anniversary of the Batman TV series for the pop culture site Den of Geek:
At the Rockwell Gallery in Westport, CT on Thursday, January 14, at 7pm. Info: www.rockwellartandframing.com/westport-ct/
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.”
My essay on the 1969 Neal Adams-illustrated Christmas classic, “The Silent Night of The Batman,” for the pop culture site 13th Dimension: