Art Show at The Rosewood Arts Centre

ROSEWOOD art show 

gemcitycomicon Art and Comicbook Art My art show that just opened at The Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, Ohio (www.rosewood.ketteringoh.org), where I’ll be lecturing (twice) & book signing Silver Age this weekend, both there and at the nearby Gem City Comic Con (2 lectures there) in Dayton (www.gemcitycomiccon.com), March 27-9! 

 

What’s interesting is that one of my lectures is “Art & Comic Book Art,” which discusses the relationship between the 2 art worlds, and here I am lecturing at both an art gallery and a comic convention! Here’s the lecture description:

 

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 Artwww.arlenschumer.com) 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!

 

“Art & Comic Book Art” is based on an 11-page verbal/visual essay slated to be in the hardcover British comix anthology A-1 (edited by Dave Elliott) coming out later this year; the opening spread’s attached. It’s currently being serialized in 3 weekly installments on the pop culture site 13th Dimension: http://13thdimension.com/art-comic-book-art-by-arlen-schumer/

 

I debuted the lecture on “Art & Comic Book Art” at last year’s San Diego Comicon watch it on YouTube here

Jews and comics at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, CT Nov. 14, 2014!

JEWS AND COMICS AT CITY LIGHTS GALLERY IN BRIDGEPORT, CT NOV. 14, 2014!
I'll be presenting my "Jews 'n' Comics" VisuaLecture this Friday night, November 14, 2014 at 6:00pm at the City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, CT, as part of their "Judaica Now" exhibit (where my Capt. Israel art is being shown—see an earlier post here)! From their site (http://www.citylightsgallery.org/?page_id=3122):

"Exhibiting artist, illustrator, author and editor Arlen Schumer, presents a fascinating survey and slideshow of Jewish comic artists, illustrators and editors who have influenced American pop-culture of the 20th century to the present, creating many of our super-heroes including Superman and Captain America."

Here's an article about a version of it I gave at Rice University in Houston in 2010: http://jhvonline.com/jews-n-comics-talk-sept-p9758-96.htm

And a video of it at San Diego Comicon 2011: http://youtu.be/n-UJwIolIQ0

And I'll be signing copies of my newly-released book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art!

My dynamic duo at Rhode Island Comic Con Nov 1-2, 2014!

I'll be signing my new Silver Age book and presenting my VisuaLecture, "The Silver Age of Comic Book Art" on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 6:00pm in Rm. E; and on Sunday, November 2, my 75th Anniversary of Batman VisuaLecture, "Bill Finger: The Man Who Made Batman, Batman" at 12:30pm in Rm. 555. www.ricomiccon.com

SA RICC CARD

BATMAN Finger RICC

SILVER AGE PRESENTATION and BOOK SIGNING AT THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB OCTOBER 13, 2014!

The Silver Age of Comic Book Art

Though I'll be debuting the hardcover edition of my new book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, at the New York Comic Con October 9-12 (and lecturing that Sunday at 3:15), for all those in the NY metro area who couldn't get tickets, I'm happy to announce I'll be presenting the same lecture and signing books the very next night, at the very cool Bowery Poetry Club on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/698427716893543/)! Seating is limited to 80 people, and the $10 ticket price will get you $10 off the $50 hardcover!

ECLECTICKA PODCAST INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE!

From Eclecticka's Dean Plakas: "Informative and entertaining show, but it always is with special guest Arlen Schumer! Hope to have the Sensei of the Silver Age on again next week with other guests when we discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on whether or not it will hear the Jack Kirby case and the ramifications of its decision either way."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P4vfhop2ng