Friday, April 21, 2017

Heroes of the Comics at the Society of Illustrators

Please join me for the Opening Reception for my gallery showing of 82 selected original illustrations from my two books Heroes of the Comics and More Heroes of the Comics published by Fantagraphics Books, at the Society of Illustrators second floor gallery, located at 128 E. 63rd St, on Thursday, May 4th at 6 PM. Cash bar and a small plates buffet dinner will be served. 
Harvey Kurtzman

The two books will be for sale and available for inscription, and large prints of the cover of "More Heroes of the Comics" will be free to guests. This show will run concurrently with the Society's Will Eisner 100th birthday retrospective.

Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
From the Society of Illustrators:

Drew Friedman’s two recent books Heroes of the Comics and More Heroes of the Comics, published by Fantagraphics books, depicted the great early comic book publishers and creators who entered into the dawn of the business between 1935–1955, among them, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Lev Gleason, Bob Kane, Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Stan Lee, Jack Cole, Matt Baker, William M. Gaines, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee, Harvey Kurtzman, Ramona Fradon, etc. A milestone in the early history of comic books. 

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present 82 original, meticulous color illustrations and biographies from Friedman’s two books throughout the month of May.
editor Stan Lee

artist Wally Wood

artist Ramona Fradon

logo designer Ira Schnapp

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