The 197th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Oct. 24, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Michael Hearn on The Picture Book Revolution

An exploration of how the Art for Art’s Sake ideal of the Mir iskusstva or World of Art movement of the Silver Age morphed into the agitational propaganda of early Soviet children’s book illustration under Lenin and then Stalin.

Michael Patrick Hearn is an internationally renowned author, lecturer, critic and independent curator.  His many books include The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Book and The Art of the Broadway Poster. His current projects include a critical study of Edgar Allan Poe, a study of Russian children’s book illustration, and his long awaited biography of L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz.

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