By Dean Haspiel
Arlen Schumer, artist on “Fantastic Forty-Six,” is giving a free retrospective/lecture about the great/late cartoonist/publisher, Carmine Infantino! It will also be live-streamed. Details below.
CARMINE INFANTINO VisuaLecture retrospective/eulogy for legendary comic book artist CARMINE INFANTINO (1925-2013), spotlighting Infantino’s definitive versions of DC Comics’ superheroes The Flash, Adam Strange and Batman! (Part of Ben Katchor‘s NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium!)
Monday, June 3rd @ 7pm
Parsons/The New School
2 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011In the Bark Room (off the lobby)
FREE and open to the public!
Arlen also designed the Carmine Street Comics logo, an homage to the legendary stylings of Carmine Infantino.
Here’s what Arlen had to say about creating the Carmine Street Comics logo:
“I’ve known Jon Gorga for a few years, around the NYC comics scene, we’d see each other at events, e-mailed each other now & then. When I heard he was leaving Manhattan Comics a month or 2 ago to open up his own store down on Carmine Street, I immediately offered to design a logo for the store!
Usually I come in with my own idea(s) of how I’d like to design/illustrate something, but in this case, Jon & his partner already had an idea. Coincidentally, without ever seeing it, I had already taken pix of the area’s street signs on my way to visit the store for the first time, so we were more in synch than not!
And once I gave my sketches that SCHNAPPY look (for Ira Schnapp, the Great God of DC Comics hand-lettering, everything from the telescopic Superman logotype–the Coca-Cola of comic book logotypes–to every DC character logotype you can think of; for more on Schnapp, see http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/372/), I hit the bull’s-eye!”