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THE MARVELOUS MILIEUS OF GENE COLAN webinar via NY Adventure Club!

Event dates: Aug 10, 2022

Description: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th @ 5:30pm EST:

THE MARVELOUS MILIEUS OF GENE COLAN webinar via NY Adventure Club!

With the obvious exception of Jack Kirby, no other Marvel Comics artist defined the look of as many major characters as GENE COLAN (1926-2011) did during The Silver Age of Comics (1956-70)!

When Marvel gave Iron Man to Colan in 1966, he commented, ”I wanted the reader to feel his emotion at times, not just be a metal figure always looking the same. So I took some poetic license. I tried to be very subtle with it, add a little humanity to the face.”

This quality of bringing to superheroes a realistic, human side made Colan perfect for the nascent Marvel style of heroic--yet somewhat tragic--protagonists. The blind hero Daredevil blossomed under Colan’s stewardship because he convincingly depicted the swashbuckling side of the character as well as his civilian alter ego of lawyer Matt Murdock.

And Colan’s Dr. Strange stories, drawn in cinematic, chiaroscuro shadings, with panel layouts and compositions that wended and warped their way through the page, befitted the ectoplasmic, otherworldly dimensions they were set in, and are a testament to Colan’s atmospheric style, one of the most unique in the history of comic book art.

So come join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he presents an overview of Colan’s illustrious Silver Age career, dynamically displaying his comic book panels, pages, and covers so that you’ll feel like you’re seeing them for the first time!

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•••CAN’T make it LIVE? A ticket allows you to watch a recording of the webinar for up to a week after!

THE MARVELOUS MILIEUS OF GENE COLAN webinar via NY Adventure Club!

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