Marc Tyler Nobleman speaks at Kent Hall of Fitchburg State University on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
In this Robert Cormier Lecture, Marc Tyler Nobleman turned a childhood passion for superheroes into an adult passion for superheroes, then turned that into two critically-acclaimed nonfiction picture books about superhero creators (Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman). That turned into a lively presentation revealing the stories (at once inspirational and heartbreaking) behind these books. But as you will see, Marc is interested in more than just fictional heroes…
Tickets: $7/general public; $5/students (at the door) Free with CenterStage membership card.
Cosponsored by the Leominster Champion.
Support for the academic classroom visits by the author comes from the Roberta Fitzmaurice Connors Endowment of Fitchburg State University with additional support from Unitil.
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl St., Fitchburg MA 01420-2697
Marc Nobleman speaks on Wednesday February 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the D.C. Tenley-Friendship Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC)
Author/cartoonist of more than 70 books and a new Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC member. New book: Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at Books & Books on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format—the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe’s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130.
Marc Tyler Nobleman’s Boys of Steel captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe’s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134