Christopher Irving & Seth Kushner

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.

Event date: 

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics Cover Image
By Seth Kushner (Photographs by), Christopher Irving (Text by)
ISBN: 9781576875919
Availability: Special Order; please call or email to confirm availability
Published: powerHouse Books - May 8th, 2012