Tuesday, May 21st! In light of tumblr’s big bonanza!!!
Thursday, January 24th! A bunch of superheroes based on real-life new media superstars for OMMA magazine (Online Media & Marketing Agencies); that’s me with 2 of them at an awards dinner at the Marriott in times Square, where I presented a flash animation I designed and narrated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bTHjtZgbAI&list=UUwkw6QB6OFKcfxK17macOlQ&index=29
TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY I gotta be a superhero, ‘cause 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/
Friday, September 14: now that football season has kicked in, here’s my wraparound cover for the FIRST time the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl (‘08)!
A few weeks after 9/11, I heard a radio interview with the widow of Louis Nacke, one of the passengers on flight 93 who fought the hijackers; she said he had a Superman tattoo on his shoulder. So a few months later, I did this portrait of Nackeas Superman for the Society of Illustrators 911 Memorial Exhibition in Feb ‘02, contacted his widow and presented her with a framed blowup of the art, and read a speech of mine at the opening; for a video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB0tQBkj_ds&list=UUwkw6QB6OFKcfxK17macOlQ&index=20&feature=plcp …and for text of the speech: http://www.arlenschumer.com/images/stories/history_pdfs/NACKE-art-Speech.pdf
Wednesday, August 22: back on the beam with my FIRST real commercial illustration (an 8-page comic book-sized piece w/color cover & b&w interiors that I wrote & illustrated), and my first custom-designed superhero (Multiman was a mannequin with multiple heads and arms/legs that the client wanted me to turn into a superhero to encourage retailers to have fun with it vs. just draping it in clothes).
I’M the Superhero for your day TONITE!
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
AUGUST 4th: Did this for my friend Michael Dooley, back when he was a Creative Director at the LA Times—now Mike’s a Design History Professor at Loyola Marymount U in LA (where i lectured on “The Graphic Design of Comic Book Art” last year for him: http://teachevil.com/2011/09/27/schumer/); they were called “Jubileer” and “The Resumator”—and they ended up dressing actors as these characters and making public appearances (gotta dig up the photos i thought i had)!