"Westport in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone" by Arlen Schumer

Westport in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 @ 2pm
Hilton Los Angeles
Universal City, CA
http://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/serling/2013/saturday/

The 2013 Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College presents: "Westport in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone" by Arlen Schumer

It is well-established that growing up in Binghamton, New York, greatly influenced the work of Rod Serling—but little is known of the three years Serling spent in Westport, Connecticut, before he moved to Hollywood in 1957. Yet in that brief time, Serling not only came to overnight success as a television playwright, winning three Emmy Awards in a row, but those Westport years would resonate years later in some of the greatest episodes of his magnum opus, The Twilight Zone. Based on the verbal/visual essay here: http://www.arlenschumer.com/twilight-zone/westport-in-the-twilight-zone

Comic Book Art History: The First 25 Years! An Evening with Arlen Schumer

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 @ 7pm
South Pasadena Public Library
1115 El Centro St.
South Pasadena, CA
www.si-la.org

The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles presents: Comic Book Art History: The First 25 Years! An Evening with Arlen Schumer

Fall 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of the special comics issue of the graphic design trade magazine Print, instigated by graphic designer (by education) and comic book-style illustrator (by profession) Arlen Schumer, who also designed its cover and wrote one of its articles—his first published piece. Since then, Schumer's written and designed other comic book history articles and books (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art won the Independent Publishers' Award for Best Pop Culture Book of 2003), while his illustrating career made him a member of The Society of Illustrators. In this VisuaLecture, he presents an overview of his twin careers as both comic book historian and comic book-style illustrator.

YA'AKOV KURTZBERG, KING OF COMICS

Jack Kirby NYC

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 @ 7pm
The Jack Kirby Museum's Prototype: Alpha
178 Delancey St North, NYC.
www.kirbymuseum.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/175745385963481/permalink/175888389282514/

YA'AKOV KURTZBERG, KING OF COMICS is the story of a first-generation American son of European immigrants who grows up on New York City's Lower East Side and goes on to co-create Captain America and practically the entire Marvel Comics universe; you might know him better, like many American Jews of his generation, by the name change he chose: JACK KIRBY. What Elvis was to rock & roll—what Babe Ruth was to baseball—what Picasso was to Modern Art—Kirby was to comic book art. He created a nearly endless stream of characters and concepts that now form the foundations of American entertainment empires; developed entire comic book genres, like romance comics; and defined his own graphic vocabulary, much like D.W. Griffith did for film, which has influenced generations of artists, writers and storytellers. But as great as Kirby's successes were, he himself is also one of the greatest victims of the corporate system that denied a creator ownership of his creations. And therein lies the heart of the Kirby story: his comics, his creations, his credit.

JOE KUBERT VisuaLecture at Parsons/The New School

JOE KUBERT
JOE KUBERT
JOE KUBERT

JOE KUBERT: A VisuaLecture by Arlen Schumer
Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm
Ben Katchor's New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
Parsons/The New School
2 West 13th Street
New York City
http://nycomicssymposium.wordpress.com

As we look back 500 years ago on the Renaissance masters of figurative art like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will future art historians 500 years from now look back on an artistic giant who walked the earth in our time, a graphic artist nonpareil who made pen and brush marks like no one on earth before or after him: the one, the only...Joe Kubert (1926-2012)! Kubert entered the comic book field in the 1940s as a teenager drawing for DC Comics, and then went on to become one of the legendary figures of the medium, whose style is unmistakable and unforgettable, the most expressive pen-and-brush comic book artist of his generation. From his quintessential Hawkman and Sgt. Rock features, to his definitive rendition of Tarzan in the 1970s, to the many graphic novels he created in his later career, this singular stylist is showcased via super-graphic comic book panel and page projections that put the "visual" in "VisuaLecture."

The presentation will be partially based on a 6-page verbal/visual essay written & designed for Comic Book Creator #2, the Kubert Memorial Issue, available at: http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1094&zenid=di2m2o5h6l8mmko1us1f3cp0i1

JOE KUBERT
JOE KUBERT

SUPERHEROES on PBS Oct. 15, 2013

Superheroes Documentary

October 15, 2013:

"PBS is airing SUPERHEROES tonite from 8-11 pm! Hit the link for my review. Lotta Neal Adams! And a lotta Arlen Schumer! The doc features enlightening commentary from living luminaries such as Jim Steranko, Neal Adams and Stan Lee, as well as artful insight from historians like Danny Fingeroth and Arlen Schumer. There are also nice moments with actors like Adam West and Lynda Carter. But the real treats are the interviews with since-deceased creators like Carmine Infantino, Jerry Robinson, Joe Simon and Joe Kubert."

-- Dan Greenfield http://13thdimension.com/pbs-superheroes-is-an-utter-delight/

Joe Kubert: A VisuaLecture Retrospective at New York Comic Con

Savage Style Kubert THE SAVAGE STYLE OF JOE KUBERT
Thursday, 10/10/2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: 1A08

As we look back 500 years ago on the Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will future art historians 500 years from now look back on an artistic giant who walked the earth in our time, a graphic stylist nonpareil who made pen and brush marks like no one on earth before or after him: the one, the only...Joe Kubert!

Carmine Infantino: A VisuaLecture Retrospective at New York Comic Con

Carmine Infantino Lecture THE SILVER AGE OF CARMINE INFANTINO
Thursday, 10/10/2013
Time: 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: 1A08

In this retrospective/eulogy for legendary comic book artist Carmine Infantino (1925-2013), comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) presents an overview of the artist's work, spotlighting Infantino's definitive versions of DC Comics' superheroes The Flash, Adam Strange and Batman.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE 54TH ANNIVERSARY MULTIMEDIA EVENTS

THE 54TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE

WHO CELEBRATES A 54th ANNIVERSARY??? If you think Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone is the greatest TV series of all time, YOU do! On October 2nd, 1959, Serling's magnum opus debuted--and I'll be screening "Where is Everybody," only the greatest pilot episode of any TV series ever, this October 2nd during my multimedia presentation in Binghamton, NY (the 4th event below)--Serling's hometown--one of four TZ 54th Anniversary presentation/events that week!

For fifty-four years, you've watched The Twilight Zone. Now see it for the first time! LIVE MULTIMEDIA SHOWS, TRIVIA CONTESTS, VIP EVENTS and more.

September 29th, through October 2nd, 2013
Various locations in Binghamton, NY
Rod Serling's hometown!

The Bundy Museum of History and Art and
Sight, Sound & Mind Productions present
The 54th Anniversary of THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1959 - 2013)

Created by Arlen Schumer, Author & designer of the acclaimed VISIONS OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

EVENT LIST:

THE 54TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE

1. TWILIGHT ZONE TRIVIA CONTEST
Sun. Sept. 29th, 7:30PM

Think you know your Twilight Zone? Think you know the answers to 54 trivia questions from Arlen Schumer’s 54 favorite episodes, chosen to commemorate The Twilgiht Zone’s 54th Anniversary? Test your knowledge! Win valuable, collectable prizes!

Nip's Park Ave. Saloon
135 Park Ave, Binghamton, NY
FREE ADMISSION

https://www.facebook.com/events/406238762831573/

THE 54TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE

2. COMIC BOOKS AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Tues. Oct. 1st, 7:00PM; Meet & Greet at 6:00 PM

According to Rod Serling’s widow, Carol, Rod was “...an admirer of fantasy and horror tales...his library was full of books by Poe and Lovecraft, Shelley and James, and work by their ‘great-grandchildren,’ published in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy and If.” But did Rod’s library include comic books, like the 1950’s E.C. science-fiction stories with twist endings that so many Twilight Zone episodes resemble?

Fat Cat Comics and Games
278 Main Street, Johnson City, NY
http://www.fatcatcomics.net/
FREE ADMISSION

https://www.facebook.com/events/594153237298314/

THE 54TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE

3. WESTPORT IN ROD SERLING'S TWILIGHT ZONE
Wed. Oct. 2nd, 5:00 - 6:30PM;

It is well established that growing up in Binghamton, New York greatly influenced Rod Serling the rest of his life, but little is known of the three years he spent in Westport, Connecticut before moving to Hollywood. Yet in that brief time, Serling not only came to overnight success as a television playwright, winning three Emmy Awards in a row, but those Westport years would resonate years later in episodes of his magnum opus, The Twilight Zone.

Join renowned Twilight Zone scholar Arlen Schumer in a special sneak preview of the presentation he'll be giving at the Rod Serling Conference in Los Angeles – one night only at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton, NY. Seating is extremely limited for this special event.

Take advantage of The Bundy Museum's Membership Drive! Purchase a Bundy Museum membership during the 54th Anniversary Twilight Zone Celebration, and enjoy your membership benefits all year long as well as FREE ADMISSION to the October 2nd events, plus a free copy of Arlen Schumer's book Visions from the Twilight Zone as a special membership premium for this event only!

The Bundy Museum of History and Art
127-129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY
For more information and ticket prices, visit
http://www.bundymuseum.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/167326370132079/

THE 54TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE

4. THE TWILIGHT ZONE 54TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE MULTIMEDIA SHOW
Wed. Oct. 2nd, 8:00PM

Picture, if you will, The Twilight Zone, a television series that functioned as an artistic meeting point between early 20th Century surrealism and 1960s psychedelia, modern art and popular culture. Arlen Schumer supports this theory with a unique multimedia show using The Twilight Zone’s own words, images and music, that goes from high art to low art and back again. The Twilight Zone's pilot episode that aired on October 2, 1959, "Where is Everybody?" will be screened as well. For 54 years you’ve watched The Twilight Zone. Now see it for the first time.

American Legion Post 80
76 Main Street, Binghamton, NY

Adult suggested donation:
$8.00 Advance, $10.00 At The Door
Students/Seniors suggested donation:
$6.00 Advance, $8.00 At The Door

https://www.facebook.com/events/516818431745979/

Presented by The Bundy Museum of History and Art
and Sight, Sound and Mind Productions

For more information, visit
http://www.bundymuseum.org/
and
http://www.twilightzoneclub.com/

CARMINE INFANTINO VisuaLecture

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LIVE-STREAMING! VisuaLecture retrospective/eulogy for legendary comic book artist CARMINE INFANTINO (1925-2013), spotlighting Infantino’s definitive versions of DC Comics’ superheroes The Flash, Adam Strange and Batman! (Part of Ben Katchor's NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium!)

Monday, June 3rd @ 7pm
Parsons/The New School
2 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
In the Bark Room (off the lobby)

FREE and open to the public!
LIVE STREAM: http://ustre.am/YOAD

More at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/166018190238131
http://nycomicssymposium.wordpress.com/
http://www.arlenschumer.com/comic-book-history

COMIC BOOK ART HISTORY: THE FIRST 25 YEARS!

ARLEN-STEP-STNS_Page_1A VisuaLecture by Arlen Schumer

THIS SUNDAY MAY 5th, 2013 @ 3:00pm! In an incredible multimedia gallery space, part of Stepping Stones Museum's YES2 Youth Program's 1st Comic Book Mini-Convention! A screen the size of a small IMAX to project on! Comic book images like you've never seen 'em before!

I'll be going though not only "The First 25 Years" of my comic book history works (since my instigating the Fall '88 PRINT mag special comics issue), but "the first 25 years" of my childhood and young adult years, from being the art director of BATMANIA mag in high school to working for Batman's greatest artist, Neal Adams, after art school (like getting paid to go to graduate school), and then creating a career illustrating in a comic book style, and parlaying comic book history to audiences around the country!

And hey, adults--it ain't just for kids! There'll be plenty of adults/parents, and ALL ages are invited!

And if you CAN'T make it in person...

LIVE-STREAMING VIDEO ON USTREAM! Go  here at 4:00pm EST: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/stepping-stones-museum-forchildren

Stepping Stones Museum
Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
203 899 0606
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org