The Silver Age of Comic Book Art

Product Code: 55226
The Silver Age of Comic Book Art

The Silver Age of Comic Book Art

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Arlen Schumer examines eight Silver Age comics artists: Carmine Infantino. Steve Ditko. Jack Kirby. Gil Kane. Joe Kubert. Gene Colan. Jim Steranko. Neal Adams. This book won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book. Out of print.

From the publisher:

Carmine Infantino. Steve Ditko. Jack Kirby. Gil Kane. Joe Kubert. Gene Colan. Jim Steranko. Neal Adams.

Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during The Silver Age of Comics (circa 1956-1970). They not only drew definitive versions of the medium's greatest characters, but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling. Now this popular and influential body of work, along with each artist's thoughts, ideas and commentary, is presented in The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, a coffee table comic book art history book written and designed in a daringly different format by comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer. Dynamic spreads of the actual printed comic art, graphically enlarged, are integrated with comic-styled text, often by the artists themselves, that replaces the original comic book copy with more personalized prose that places the art firmly in the period it was created: the turbulent 1960s. By creating a comic book history book that reads like a comic book, Schumer succeeds spectacularly in making you see, as if for the first time, the comics you've been reading your whole life.

Arlen Schumer is a member of the Society of Illustrators, creating comic book-style illustrations for advertising and editorial usage, and a foremost comic book historian--Comic Book Artist magazine called him "one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America," and his book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book of 2004. He lectures at universities and cultural institutions around the country.

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (moderate bend/mild crease to the upper corner, mild shelfwear, flat, tight, clean)

Publishing Information

New York
Archway Publishing
2014
1st
9781480806368

Physical Description

13 inches
9 inches
192 pages
color
Softcover
color wraps
English

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