Kaplanarie From PR, a cool event for Monday night:

Local New York author Arie Kaplan will host an event to celebrate the release of his new book, Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed!

The launch party takes place on Monday, August 28 from 6:15–9:30 p.m. at Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art (MoCCA, 594 Broadway, Ste 401, New York, NY, 10012) and will include a panel discussion on “Comic Books: Past, Present and Futureâ€? featuring guest panelists J Jerry Robinson, R. Sikoryak and Danny Fingeroth. Robinson is profiled in Kaplan’s book. Eddy Friedfeld will moderate the discussion.

A slide show of integral pieces of comic book art will accompany the discussion. This event is free to the public. Kaplan and Robinson will be available for book signings after the event. For further information on the event, contact Matt Murray at (917) 8163591 or [email protected].

Chronicling the lives and careers of 11 significant comic book and graphic novel artists, Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed! presents a revealing look at the evolution of comics as they transformed from a low-brow medium into a well-respected art form. Will Eisner, Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Jerry Robinson, Trina Robbins, Art Spiegelman, Gilbert Hernandez, Kyle Baker, Dwayne McDuffie, Ho Che Anderson and Marjane Satrapi are profiled in this conversational history.


  1. Hey, not sure if you reported this, but WB released the new Tom Kenny penned Plastic Man pilot–http://www.addictingclips.com/Clip.aspx?key=7E602A9F59E39B02. And you people… make me weep… with the spectacular…

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