Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture

The Society’s main exhibit—Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture will present original artwork from over 50 of the most accomplished and recognizable artists to work on Batman including Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Brian Bolland, Paul Pope, Mike Mignola, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Aparo, and many others. Additionally the Society will exhibit collectibles, toys and advertising premiums from the collections of several long time collectors. 

The show will also feature essays and scholarly criticism about the art and artists who helped create this still exciting and iconic character.

On display in the main gallery.

Curated for the Society of Illustrators by Rob Pistella (curator, The Art of Spider-Man) and John Lind (curator, Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration).

BATMAN © copyright and trademark DC Entertainment.  Image used for scholarly purposes.

Image credit:

Detective Comics #742 page 12
The Honored Dead

Script: Greg Rucka
Pencils: Shawn Martinbrough
Inks: Steve Mitchell
Letters: Todd Klein
March 2000

Batman: The Killing Joke page 36
Script: Alan Moore
Pencils: Brian Bolland
Inks: Brian Bolland
Letters: Richard Starkings
July 1988

Batman #497 Cover
Knightfall #11 The Broken Bat

Pencils: Kelley Jones
Inks: Kelley Jones
Editing: Curtis King
July 1993

Bob Kane
Personal drawing
Ink 
c. 1960s

 

 

Exhibit Info

Dates

June 12, 2019 to October 12, 2019