The brand new issue of TwoMorrow’s JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR (#59) that has my AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS verbal/visual version of my essay—it’s available at www.twomorrows.com as a digital download, or buy it at the SD Comicon this week!
Which is where I’ll be when I’ll be presenting the following panel:
JACK KIRBY AND THE AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS! Comic book historian Arlen Schumer (author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) and Rand Hoppe (The Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center) present their theory that, just like a film’s director, not its screenwriter, is considered its true author (auteur in French), so should a comic book artist be considered the auteur of any comic book work done in collaboration with a writer (or a script in any verbal form) and therefore a de facto co-creator and co-author, with the credited writer, of that work. Joining them are editor/publisher John Morrow (The Jack Kirby Collector), comics scholar Charles Hatfield (the new Kirby bio Hand of Fire), and auteur film theorist Craig Fischer (Appalachian State).
Friday, July 13th,1:30-2:30, Room 26AB
And wait’ll you see the 16-pg verbal/visual version of the essay (http://comicbookinterviews.com/2012/03/article-the-auteur-theory-of-comics/) that Rand Hoppe of the online jack Kirby Museum (www.kirbymuseum.org) is printing in full-color as a 16-pg standalone piece, on sale at SDCC, to benefit the JK Museum!
And I’ll be “projecting” my Auteur Theory essay sequentially and reading the entire essay as a multimedia experience to open the panel! Must be SEEN to be BELIEVED! :)