NYC – Criterion Designs Signing

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Press Release:

The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has commissioned work from some of the most exciting illustrators and designers working today. Artists David Plunkert, Gregory Manchess, Leanne Shapton, Yuko Shimizu, Adrian Tomine, and Ron Wimberly, along with moderator Eric Skillman, will appear on Wednesday December 3, 2014 from  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to discuss the process of creating new art for great cinema, and celebrate the release of Criterion Designs, a new book featuring features covers, supplemental art and never-before-seen sketches and concept art.

Followed by a book signing and reception.

About Criterion
The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. Visit us at criterion.com.

Admission
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Leaping Tall Buildings Book Club

Christopher Irving, Seth Kushner, and Eric Skillman appear at Midtown Comics Downtown for their monthly book club on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm.

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Press Release:

It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for our monthly Graphic Novel book club at our Downtown store.

This month’s book will be Leaping Tall Buildings The Origin of American Comics, and the creators Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner along with designer Eric Skillman will be there to discuss the book with the club! If that’s not enough to entice, free donuts will be served!   Don’t have the book yet? Save 25% off cover price at any of our three stores (in-store only). Just mention the Midtown Comics Bo ok Club at the cash register!   The Book Club will meet on Friday August 31st at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics  Written by Christopher Irving Photographs by Seth Kushner  Design by Eric Skillman   Some are mild mannered geeks, others mad geniuses or street-smart city dwellers driven to action. These are the men and women behind the masks and tights of America’s most beloved superheroes. But these aren’t the stories of the heroes’ hidden alter egos or secret identities…these are the stories of their creators! Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics gives you the truth about the history of the American comic book—straight from the revolutionary artists and writers behind them.

From the founders of the popular comics website Graphic NYC—writer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner—comes the firsthand accounts of the comic book’s story, from its birth in the late 1930s to its current renaissance on movie screens and digital readers everywhere. Kushner’s evocative photography captures the subjects that Irving profiles in a hard-hitting narrative style derived from personal interviews with the legends of the art, all of which is accompanied by examples of their work in the form of original art, sketches, and final panels and covers. The creators profiled include Captain America creator Joe Simon, Marvel guru Stan Lee, Mad magazine’s fold-out artist Al Jaffee, visionary illustrator Neal Adams (Batman), underground paragon Art Spiegelman (Maus), X-Men writer Chris Claremont, artist/writer/director Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), comic analyst Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), American Splendor’s Harvey Pekar, painter Alex Ross (Kingdom Come), multitalented artist and designer Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library), artist Jill Thompson (Sandman), and more.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038