Next Wednesday, artist Dennis Calero will host an event at the Society of Illustrators in New York featuring three huge names in comics: Joe Quesada, Walt Simonson and Jim Steranko.
Called “Drawing the Line,” the lecture will allow the artists to speak about the art of drawing as it pertains to comic books.
“When I was approached by the Society of Illustrators to put together an event,” said Calero, “I tried to think about what the mandate of the Society is, which is to promote illustration as not just a commercial function, which it is, but also as an art.”
“When the fans discuss the art of comics,” he continued, “it is often ‘reduced’ to serving the function of telling a story. But obviously, the quality of comic illustration goes beyond just serving the needs of the story. The drawing matters.”
Calero said this is a great opportunity to talk about just that with three legendary artists, “all of who’s drawing, in my opinion, go beyond just telling the story and captivate with their artistry.”
Tickets are $15 for non-members, $10 for members and $7 for students and you must RSVP to the event. It will take place Wednesday May 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Society of Illustrators building at 128 East 63rd St. in New York City. For more information visit the Society of Illustrators’ website.