Steven Brower: Influence, Parody, and Process
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Ice House Gallery
September 10 – November 16, 2012
Illustrated lecture by the artist:
Thursday, September 13, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium:
Reception follows in the Ice House Gallery from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
A lot has been going on and I’m way behind in posting. Easiest to post links:
I’m now a regular contributor to Imprint, Print Magazine’s online blog:
Great review of my new book from powerHouse Golden Age Western Comics here:
PowerHouse book also has a great new book of interviews and photos of comic creators by writer Christopher Irving (who wrote the intro to my book) and photographer Seth Kushner, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics
While I’m at it, Fantagraphics will release my Out of the Shadows next month, the first reprint book dedicated to Mort Meskin:
And they just released the third volume of their Ditko reprints by Blake Bell, Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives:
And lastly, I was quoted in an article on Jack Kirby in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:
I have an article up on the PRINT website on Jack Kirby:
One thing unmentioned in the article is that there is a boycott of all things Marvel/Disney which I fully support.
As the petition says Kirby played a primary role in the creation of the “Marvel Universe” now worth billions, yet receives no such credit and his heirs are not paid any royalties. Kirby is one of many other comic book creators who have been treated shabbily over the years. The Kirby estate is currently appealing a court decision in favor of Marvel/Disney and now is the time to send Marvel a message.
The art is by Jack Kirby with inks and colors by me. Kirby was my earliest artistic role model and never before has his influence on our culture been more profound. Beyond the comics page through film and television his archetypes, creations and co-creations have become our new mythology: the list is staggering: Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, the New Gods, just to name a few.
There is a new book out by Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics, which I have reviewed for Print Magazine. This is a “coffee table” art book, with beautiful reproductions, from H.N. Abrams publisher.