The Ultimate Batman Exhibit
If you are a serious Batman fan, then you must find a way to visit The Society of Illustrators in New York in the next few months to witness its “Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture” exhibit. Open now and running through October 12, the exhibition encapsulates Batman’s timelessness in a series of covers and splash pages by over 50 accomplished artists, including Frank Miller, Neal Adams, Alex Ross, Shawn Martinbrough, Bruce Timm, and Jim Lee. You can also find original ads, toys, and promotional items from the Silver Age donated by long-time collectors tucked in alongside the historic artwork.
I got a chance to visit the exhibit on opening night over the summer and talk with the show’s curators Rob Pistella and John Lind about their favorite parts of the building-wide exhibit. I also had a lovely chat with legendary graphic artists and Batman superfan Chip Kidd. who donated much of the exhibit from his own personal collection. READ MORE