For those readers local to Los Angeles there are three new Comic Book/Super Hero themed programs that relate to their latest exhibition "ZAP! POW! BAM!":
A SLEEPOVER FIT FOR A SUPERHERO
Overnight program begins Saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. and ends Sunday, April 19, 9:00 a.m.
Ages 7 and up
Children must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by a child
$65 Adult or Child; $45 Skirball Member Adult or Child
Limited space, Advance registration required
Calling all super heroes! Grab your capes, masks, and sleeping bags, and join us for the Skirball’s debut overnight family getaway at the Skirball, offering kids and grown-ups an exclusive, up-close-and-personal look at the exhibition ZAP! POW! BAM! after dark. Participate in fun-filled activities, enjoy a scrumptious dinner, and fall asleep to bedtime stories celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Wake up the next morning to a continental breakfast—and kickstart your day with more comic book action!
Reading the Graphic Novel
Saturdays, April 25, May 30, and June 27, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (3 sessions)
$75 General; $60 Skirball Members; $30 Students
Read and discuss three quintessential graphic novels—Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Watchmen, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns—that will introduce participants to this form of storytelling, which integrates text and comic art. All classics of the genre, the works chosen are among the most beloved and influential graphic novels of all time. In each session, students will examine both the narrative and the illustrations.
From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books
Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
$10 General; $8 Skirball Members; $6 Students
Immigrant Jews were involved in the creation of the first comic book, Superheroes, and graphic novel, and also helped to develop the underground comics (or “Comix”) movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this funny and revealing lecture, complete with film and video clips, comic book and MAD Magazine writer and cartoonist Arie Kaplan tells the stories of these Jewish comics pioneers and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole.
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