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Torpedo Talks: Comic Book Films

June 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every second Thursday, visit until 9 pm and browse open studios and galleries, get to know the artists, and enjoy special programming throughout the building.

Don’t miss the monthly lecture series, Torpedo Talks, at 8 pm in the Main Hall. This series features some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals.

In June, we’re joined by Christopher Irving, comic book and popular-culture historian for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His talk reveals the origins of comic books and how they have translated into film and TV over the decades. It showcases everything from the 1940s movie serials to the current blockbuster movies out today and how both media have helped change one another.  Featured are the classic Adventures of Superman TV show, Batman with Adam West from the 1960s, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the current DC Comics shows on network television.

About Christopher Irving

Christopher Irving is a Richmond-based comic book and popular culture historian. He received a BFA in Arts Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Literary Criticism from Brooklyn College. He currently serves as consulting editor of Comic Book Creator magazine.

Presented in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


June 14, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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