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!

COMIC POSTER 8x12 72dpi

ACBA Ann St 72dpi REV


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."

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From the same guy who brought you "Jews & Comics"!

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:; billed via PayPal or credit card.



Essay for the pop culture site, 13th Dimension:; 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

My article on Xmas Twilight Zone episode

Rod Serling was born on Christmas Day. We look at "Night of the Meek," a holiday offering from the writer/creator of The Twilight Zone…  

Rodman Edward Serling (1924-1975), the creator and head writer of the legendary science fiction/fantasy/horror anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, was born in Syracuse, New York (but raised downstate in Binghamton), on Christmas Day...

CARNEY Love sign