Off to LA for my 2 lectures, THE GRAPHIC DESIGN OF COMIC BOOK ART for AIGA-LA (http://aigalosangeles.org/events/comments/the_graphic_design_of_comic_book_art1), and ILLUSTRATION & COMIC ART for Michael Dooley’s Art Center College of Design (http://teachevil.com/2012/10/30/illustration-comics/)! Hope to see my LA-area peeps there!
DOUBLE DOSE OF KIRBY @ NYCC! I’ll be signing and selling copies of my 16-pg verbal/visual essay, “The Auteur Theory of Comics,” and my NEW “Jack Kirby Silver Edition” (a 32-pg standalone reprinting of the JK chapter from my book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art), both to benefit the JK Museum, at my booth, #2376 in the small press area on the main floor (right next to the JK Museum booth)! Fore more: http://comicsbulletin.com/columns/4946/the-auteur-theory-of-comics/#overlay-context=users/jason-sacks
HANK WEISINGER—SON OF MORT—AT NYCC! Here’s a great chance to meet the man who, as a boy, acted as a one-man focus group for his father’s Silver Age Superman ideas that infected (pun intended) us all! Hank’ll be at my booth SATURDAY ONLY (
A self-portrait for John Jennings’ BlacKirby exhibition catalog (where my Black Panther 4-pg feature & OBLAC—aka Marcus Garvey—portrait will appear). And a tip o’ the amulet to Steve Damm for first dubbing me “The Silver Age Sensei”!
TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY I’ll be reading/discussing my AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS—and projecting it sequentially on the screen—at The NY COMICS & PICTURE-STORY SYMPOSIUM, 7-9pm (with another speaker first) at Parsons/The New School, 66 5th Avenue (at 13th Street), room 818, NYC. Free and open to the public! (pic from my panel at this summer’s San Diego Comicon) http://nycomicssymposium.wordpress.com/
PODCAST TONITE! I’ll be talkin’ ‘bout my 2 verbal/visual essays out now, THE AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS and MORT WEISINGER/SUPERMAN with host Mike Alonzo—and more! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grenache/2012/09/14/clobberin-time-2012thursday-night-arlen-again
Starting today, I will be uploading 1 spread per day from my 16-page AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS verbal/visual essay (signed first edition for purchase to support the Jack kirby Museum at http://kirbymuseum.org/2012SanDiego), leading up to next
THE AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS presentation at The NY COMICS & PICTURE-STORY SYMPOSIUM! Monday, September 17th, 7-9pm (with another speaker first) at Parsons/The New School, 66 5th Avenue (at 13th Street), room 818, NYC. Free and open to the public! http://nycomicssymposium.wordpress.com/about/
CLOBBERIN’ TIME PODCAST TONITE/TUESDAY NIGHT: THE RETURN OF ARLEN! Tue, August 21, 2012 9:00PM-11:00 PM EST
Call in to speak with the host MIKE ALONZO: (347) 308-8251
TONIGHT WE PROUDLY WELCOME THE RETURN OF ARLEN SCHUMER (AUTHOR OF “THE SILVER AGE OF COMIC BOOK ART” AND “THE AUTEUR THEORY OF COMICS” AMONGST MANY OTHER THINGS, OF COURSE) TO OUR PROUD LITTLE SHOW! ARLEN HAS AN ARTICLE IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF ALTER EGO MAGAZINE FROM TWOMORROWS (LOVE THAT MAG) ABOUT THE LEGENDARY DC COMICS EDITOR, MORT WEISINGER. AND WE HERE AT CT CANNOT WAIT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT! AS LIFE LONG SUPERMAN FANS, THIS WILL BE A BIG THRILL FOR US! THE WEISINGER ERA IS WAS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND FORMATIVE IN THE LIFE OF THE MAN OF TOMORROW AND ARLEN REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF, SO, IT SHOULD BE A SILVER AGE EXTRAVAGANZA OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!
Before our podcast, If anyone wants to get a quick look at Arlen’s REQUIEM FOR WEISINGER, his 16-pg verbal/visual essay using the words of Weisinger & the images of Curt Swan, the cover story for the new August issue of Alter Ego, #112, it’s now available in hard copy & PDF form at: http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1031
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!