Centuries of Art @ Your Library • Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics

Series: Centuries of Art@Your Library

Christopher Irving, Comic Book and Popular Culture Historian

Irving performs a reading of his book with Seth Kushner, accompanied with a slideshow of comic book creator portraits that starts with Captain America co-creator Joe Simon and ending with emerging comics talent. Irving conveys verbal snippets of the history of the American comic book, straight from the mouths of the creators themselves. Subjects include Stan Lee (Marvel Comics, Spider-Man), Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Chris Ware (Building Stories), Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), and Dennis O’Neil (Batman).

Now in its 11th season, Centuries of Art @ Your Library is a partnership between This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg Regional Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).  These programs have been organized by VMFA Statewide and are supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.




Room: Theatre