On Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, comic book art historian Arlen Schumer surveys the Jewish influence on the creation and development of the American superhero, its antecedents in ancient, Biblical stories and myths, and the significant contributions Jews have made to the evolution of comic book art in the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Schumer is an award-winning comic book-style illustrator for the advertising and editorial markets and a member of The Society of Illustrators. His book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (Archway Publishing), won the Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book. Schumer is a recognized expert on American popular culture, especially the legendary television series The Twilight Zone and the music of Bruce Springsteen. He has presented his VisuaLectures on these and other subjects at universities and cultural institutions across the country.