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Arlen Schumer’s ComiColumn: RIP Joe Kubert

Along with his contemporaries, Carmine Infantino and Gil Kane, Joe Kubert entered the comic book field in the 1940s as a teenager drawing for DC Comics, then went on to become one of the giants of the medium, an artist whose style is unmistakable – and unforgettable, the most expressive pen-and-brush comic book artist of […]

The Twilight Zone Comes to Brooklyn

July 4th is not only known for fireworks and barbeques, but for the SyFy Channel’s bi-annual (the other is New Year’s Eve) Twilight Zone Marathon, a 21-hour nonstop lovefest of what Arlen Schumer (author/designer of the only coffeetable art book about the classic television series, Visions From the Twilight Zone ) calls “The Father of […]

Arlen Schumer’s ComiColumn: One for the Aliens

ONE FOR THE ALIENS: If aliens came to earth and could only take one book about comic book art back to their planet, I would give them this tome, that arrived today like a gift from the Art Gods! It is beyond breathtaking, if there is such a thing, and though “only” in black and […]

Joe Sinnott: Greatest Comic Inker

Joe Sinnott fortuitously began inking Kirby on The Fantastic Four in late 1965, right when the King embarked on what is arguably the greatest phase of his long career, the full flowering of his creative dynamism exploding the Marvel Universe. Coincidentally during this fertile period, Kirby also developed the many artistic tropes and stylized delineations […]

Arlen Schumer’s ComiColumn: Winslow Mortimer Eulogy

The comic cover art for this post was created by the unsung yet top Batman/Superman cover artist of DC for over 10 years, largely the entire ’50s, Win Mortimer! My eulogy for Mortimer, delivered at his funeral on (or about) January 10, 1998; he was 78 years old. I worked with Win at Neal Adams’ […]

Arlen Schumer’s ComiColumn: In Defense of Dots

4CP: Four Color Press features an article by John Hilgar titled “In Defense of Dots: The lost art of comic books.” This article is BRILLIANT!!!! As the author/designer of the coffeetable comic book history book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, I’m all about those dots vs. current printing modes; here’s what I wrote […]

ComiColumn by Arlen Schumer: The Auteur Theory of comics

TheoFantastique is pleased to announce a new contributor, and feature. Comic artist and historian Arlen Schumer, who has contributed here previously on The Twilight Zone, will be contributing essays known as the ComiColumn. Arlen’s website provides some background on his work and talents: Arlen Schumer is an award-winning comic book-style illustrator for the advertising and […]

On the 50th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone’s “The Eye of the Beholder”

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “The Eye of the Beholder,” the quintessential episode of the legendary TV series The Twilight Zone, created by Rod Serling, on Thursday, November 11th, 7-9 PM, screened with THE TWILIGHT ZONE FOREVER, a live multimedia presentation by Arlen Schumer, author of Chronicle Books’ VISIONS FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Written by […]

THE TWILIGHT ZONE FOREVER: On the release of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-ray (Part 4)

We continue with the final entry in our series of posts by Arlen Schumer exploring The Twilight Zone. (Part 1 can be read here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here). In Part 4, Schumer continues his exploration of themes of the series, including “the time element,” and “obsolete man”: THE TIME ELEMENT The time […]

THE TWILIGHT ZONE FOREVER: On the release of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-ray (Part 3)

We continue with our series of posts by Arlen Schumer exploring The Twilight Zone. (Part 1 can be read here and Part 2 here.) In Part 3, Schumer continues his exploration of themes of the series, including “suburban nightmares,” and “science & superstition”: SUBURBAN NIGHTMARES “It was the ‘twilight zone’ of the American culture. It […]

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