Montclair Art Museum Show - November 4, 2007! - Show was a success!

Nov. 4, Montclair Art Museum Comic Book Convention. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. Museum admission is $8 ($6 for seniors or students with ID, free to children under 12). There is no additional charge to attend the convention. Hours are 10-4. Workshops included with admission.

Jerry Robinson tickets on sale now. Limited seating. Call the museum at 973-746-5555 to reserve yours today!

This show is being held in conjunction with four major exhibitions at the museum including:

There will be hundreds of thousands of comic books for sale, from bargain "readers" to investment grade CGC's. A "No Minimum Bid" auction will held at noon. A trivia contest will be held at 1:30 for hundreds of dollars worth of comics! There will also be tons of goodies and some items that will be EXCLUSIVE to this show!

Confirmed guest artists and writers so far...

At 6:00 pm, legendary cartoonist Jerry Robinson (Yes, the man responsible for creating a tremendous amount of the BATMAN mythos, and so much more) will be giving a lecture AFTER the dealers room closes. Seating is VERY limited. There is a fee of $15 to attend the lecture (all proceeds go to the museum), but that also gives you admission to the museum exhibits throughout the day and the Comic Convention as well - what a bargain! Lecture tickets MUST be purchased IN ADVANCE from the Montclair Art Museum Gift Shop.

Jerry Robinson tickets on sale now. Limited seating. Call the museum at 973-746-5555 to reserve yours today!


Workshops are FREE (with paid admission to the museum), but seating is limited. To reserve a seat at any workshop, email:


Post Convention Lecture

Museum Tour & Lecture by Adam McGovern - "Who Is the American Hero?", it will trace the ways in which comic characters are drafts and revisions of our national self-identification. Is the American hero a "common man" like Clark Kent (farm-raised alter ego of Superman, whom pre-WWII comicsportrayed as a scourge of capitalist tycoons), or a rich man dispensing vigilante noblesse oblige (capitalist tycoon Bruce Wayne, as Batman)? Is the American hero a paragon of the already-powerful, like Aryan-looking Captain America, or an upstart from the unenfranchised, like today's Native American hero the Black Condor? Is the American hero someone who affirms authority (like arms-merchant Tony Stark/Iron Man) or questions it (like the socialist mayor by day/literal Robin Hood figure by night, Green Arrow)? Can't the American hero be a heroine (like Wonder Woman, who incarnates the female personifications of national identity that dominated patriotic imagery in the era before comics)? The tour, approximately an hour, will play off the selection in the exhibition to address these and other questions about what the words and pictures of comics say and portray about our national psyche. Your humble guide is a veteran of the NJ arts-administration community, a widely-published critic and an award-nominated comics writer, so a fun and edifying hour is promised to all. Starts @ 4:00 - Included with Basic Admission to Museum.

Dealer Information

6 foot dealer tables @ $50 (As of now, ALL the tables are booked-please contact us if you want to be placed on a waiting list in the event that space opens up). or 973-783-0608

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