|Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 7:00 PM - Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 9:00 PM | $12.00
"SHOULD YOU BE BLACKLISTED, MR. CARD?"
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COMIC BOOK ROUND TABLE, EVENT #1:
"SHOULD YOU BE BLACKLISTED, MR. CARD?"
The Man of Steel Vs. Orson Scott Card.
DC Comics set off a firestorm in the comic book community when it hired Orscon Scott Card, a bestselling author who is also an anti-gay activist, to write a Superman story. But should authors once again be blacklisted due to their political affiliations?
This week our panel consists of DAVID GERROLD (The Trouble With Tribbles) who will be skyping in from California on our big screen, JOSEPH PHILLIP ILLIDGE (Milestone Media), PAUL KUPPERBERG (KEVIN), JEFF TREXLER (The Beat), DANNY FINGEROTH (The Stan Lee Universe) ADAM DEKRAKER (The Young Protectors) discuss issues surrounding the hiring of ORSON SCOTT CARD (Ender's Game), an anti-gay activist, to write a Superman story.
April 10th, 2013, 7pm
The Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan St. (Between Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10014
$12 athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/353785 until day of event, $17 at the door.
In one corner, Superman: Last Son of Krypton, who has powers and abilities far greater than those of mortal men, and who who fights for truth, justice and the American Way..
In the other corner, Orson Scott Card, NY times bestselling author of ENDER'S GAME (soon to be a major motion picture) and many other novels, who has equated homosexuality with pedophilia and strongly opposes same-sex marriage.
In a follow-up to last month's month's SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, DR. WERTHAM (http://comicsbeat.com/on-the-scene-sparks-fly-at-surely-youre-joking-dr-wertham-event/), The SOHO GALLERY FOR DIGITAL ARTS COMIC BOOK ROUND TABLE series presents THE MAN OF STEEL VS.ORSON SCOTT CARD: a discussion by a distinguish panel of how the comic book field has continued to attract controversy and how it copes with the on-again/off-again scrutiny of the mainstream media and it's perception by American Culture as a medium for kids.
When DC Comics hired Card to write for its upcoming Adventures of Superman web-comic series, gay rights supporters and their allies rose up, as did civil libertarians who oppose blacklisting creators who hold a currently unpopular opinion. Petitions are circulating calling on DC Comics to rescind its hiring of Card, and threatening boycotts. While everyone on our panel supports gay rights and same-sex marriage, not everyone believes publishers should black-list people who hold opposing viewpoints - and if you think you know who takes which position, you're probably wrong.
DAVID GERROLD wrote THAT script for THAT TV show and a whole bunch of other stuff, including "The Martian Child" and "The Man Who Folded Himself." He lives in Northridge, CA and amuses himself by chasing small children off his lawn.
JOSEPH PHILLIP ILLIDGE was an editor for Milestone Media, Inc., the first mainstream Black-owned comic book company, and edited the Batman line of comics for DC Entertainment. He is the co-owner of Verge Entertainment, a NYC-based production company, and is writing "The Ren", a graphic novel
PAUL KUPPERBERG is the author of the Archie Comics young adult novel, KEVIN, featuring the first openly gay character in Archie Comics' history, Kevin Kevin (published by Grossett & Dunlap), as well as the writer of the 2012 Eisner Award nominated monthly LIFE WITH ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE magazine for Archie Comics, which featured the bestselling marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker. Paul has also written hundreds of comic book stories, from Batman to Bart Simpson and Superman to Scooby Doo, and is the author of more than two dozen books, including the comic book themed mystery eNovel, THE SAME OLD STORY (available on Amazon.com). He is a co-creator and contributor to the new fantasy anthology series, REDEUS: DIVINE TALES and REDEUS: BEYOND BORDERS, and the young adult series, LATCHKEYS (both available at Crazy8Press.com. You can follow Paul at Paulkupperberg.com.
ADAM DEKRAKER is an illustrator who has drawn comics for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Nickelodeon. Some of the properties he's had a chance to work on include Superman, Batman, The Teen Titans, Spider-Man, Smallville, The Justice League, Star Wars, The Avengers, and The Legion of Super-Heroes. Adam currently illustrates the adventures of a gay costumed crime fighter and his teammates in The Young Protectors, a weekly superhero webcomic written by Alex Woolfson.
JEFF TREXLER (JD, Yale; PhD, Duke) is an attorney and professor who has written on legal issues for The Beat, TCJ.com and Blog@Newsarama.
DANNY FINGEROTH was a longtime writer and editor for Marvel Comics and was Senior VP of Education at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA),. He has spoken on comics at venues including The Smithsonian Institution and The Metropolitan Museum. Fingeroth is the author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent; and co-editor (with Roy Thomas) of The Stan Lee Universe, a treasury of interviews, articles, and mementos relating to the co-creator of the Marvel Universe, including a debate between Lee and Fredric Wertham's colleague, Dr. Hilde Mosse.
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (View)
138 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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