silverage-328wArlen Schumer is one of the foremost historians of comic book art—Comic Book Artist magazine named him "one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America,” and the original version of his coffeetable art book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (Archway Publishing), which won the Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book (for its original ’03 edition); and a recognized expert on the work of Hall of Fame comic book artist Neal Adams—see especially The Neal Adams Sketchbook (Vanguard) below, among other articles and VisuaLectures, and join his Facebook group, Neal Adams Almanack.

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PRINT MAGAZINE COMICS ISSUE

PRINT Magazine special issue on comics, November-December 1988; conceived issue, designed cover and wrote article, "The New Superheroes: A Graphic Transformation."

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SUPERFRAUD: THE WARHOL SUPER-FORGERIES

1989 illustration promoting articles about fraudulent Superman artworks in the Warhol collection—collages dated 1961 using panels from comics published years later!

SUPERHERO TO ANTIHERO

Superhero to Antihero: Comic book art in the 1960s: An invitation to VisuaLecture at The Art Directors Club of New York, October 21, 1992.

EULOGY FOR CURT SWAN

VisuaLecture eulogy delivered at the Connecticut chapter of the National Cartoonists Society, with the Swan family in attendance, Weston, CT, September 18, 1996 (Swan died on June 17); see Curt Swan in Color, below. View the Eulogy video here.

NEAL ADAMS: THE DC YEARS

Special issue of Comic Book Marketplace #40, October 1996; designed cover (colored by Bill Sienkiewicz ), and conducted, edited & designed 48-page interview.

THE GRAPHIC HISTORY OF BATMAN

Ten 27"x 55" hanging glass panel designs for the Words and Pictures Museum's retrospective Batman exhibition, Northampton, Mass., Spring 1997; see a video of them here.

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THE ART HISTORY OF SUPERMAN

Six 27"x 55" hanging glass panel designs for the Words and Pictures Museum's 60th Anniversary of Superman exhibition, Summer 1998; see a video of them here, and read the article here.

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NEAL ADAMS ON BATMAN

Article for Comic Book Marketplace #70, August 1999, designed with Batman sketches and text edited from interviews left over from The Neal Adams Sketchbook.

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SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI

Interview with Neal Adams for Comic Book Artist Special Edition, December 1999.

SUPERHEROES IN THE '60s ARTICLE

SUPERHEROES IN THE '60s: Comics & Counterculture article for Comic Art magazine #1, Fall 2002.

THE SILVER AGE OF COMIC BOOK ART

Coffeetable art book that highlights the work of eight legendary artists who drew definitive versions of the industry’s greatest characters against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, including thoughts, ideas, and quotes from the artists themselves. Its original edition was the winner of The Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book of 2003; order the revised edition hardcover (signed & unsigned) and e-book here: http://www.arlenschumer.com. Read the New York Times review; see its VisuaLecture and related interviews on YouTube.

SPIDER-MAN ESSAY

"How Could a Teenager be a Super Hero?" for Spider-Man Omnibus, Marvel Comics, 2007, collecting the entire Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man run.

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GRANT MORRISON INTRODUCTION

VisuaLecture introduction delivered at the NY Comicon, April 19, 2008, made up of Morrison's own words from interviews and images from the comics he's written.

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