Thursday, August 16, 7:30 PM
Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner present Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics
Introduction by Publishers Weekly comics editor Calvin Reid
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! 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. Seth and Chris give a slideshow presentation of images from the book, complete with readings of key quotes and personal anecdotes. Introducing the evening is PW Comics World editor Calvin Reid.