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Arlen Schumer


Arlen Schumer is an award-winning comic book-style illustrator for the advertising and editorial markets, and a member of The Society of Illustrators; an author/designer of coffee-table art books, including Visions from The Twilight Zone and The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, which won the Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book; and a recognized expert on American popular culture—especially the legendary television series The Twilight Zone and the music of Bruce Springsteen—presenting his VisuaLectures on these and other subjects at universities and cultural institutions across the country and around the world.

“My father died when I was four months old, and my Mom raised my older (by 18 months) brother and me herself. I grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, a great place in the early-mid ‘60s, with equal parts bucolic American suburbia and small-town Rockwellian, pop culture ambiance. I think I ended up finding my surrogate father figures in the pop culture I was surrounded with. 

I now live in Westport, CT.  I’ve been working as an illustrator, graphic designer, writer and lecturer since I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (majoring in Graphic Design) in 1980.”

• Arlen Schumer’s commercial, comic book-style illustration:
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• Arlen Schumer’s Pop Culture VisuaLectures:
Print Magazine: “Arlen Schumer’s VisuaLectures: Where Comics Scholarship Meets Design Showmanship”: 
• Arlen Schumer’s poster & t-shirts for sale:
• Arlen Schumer’s YouTube channel of videos of my lectures and other projects: