Jun
21
to Dec 6

Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics

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Featuring Art from PAWN SHOP OGN by Sean Von Gorman

New York’s rich visual vernacular is a colorful setting for illustrated stories, so it comes as no surprise that our iconic transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City.

The Big Apple is often as important as the people (and creatures) in comics narratives, and the creators of these fantastic stories draw inspiration from the world around them. The transit system serves as the scene for heroic rescues, as secret lairs for supervillains, and as the site for epic battles of wills. Subways, railroads, streetcars, and buses can whisk heroes to far-flung corners of the city, or serve as a rogue’s gallery of unusual characters.

The Transit Museum is located in a decommissioned subway station at 99 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201, and accessible by over 20 bus and subway lines. The entrance to the Museum is down two flights of stairs. A second, wheelchair-accessible entrance is located on the corner of Schermerhorn and Court Streets.

Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays*

Admission
Adults $10
Children (2-17) $5
Seniors 62+ $5, Seniors are free on Wednesdays (excludes senior group visits)
Museum Members free

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Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

BBC presents Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook!

I'll be playing a BRAND NEW never before heard song w/ Sal 5000 & Jeff Burandt as part of the Bushwick Book Club.

The Bushwick Book Club is thrilled to present new songs and one new dance inspired by Dean Haspiel's new graphic novel, The Red Hook. The author will be present and will be signing books (which can be purchased at the show) as well as giving a slideshow/performance.

About Dean: Emmy and Ringo award winner Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, and The Red Hook. He illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. Dino has written, drawn and collaborated on many superheroes and literary graphic novels (including THE QUITTER with Harvey Pekar, and THE ALCOHOLIC with Jonathan Ames) for DC/Vertigo, Marvel, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, and LINE Webtoons.

Performances by:
Charlie Nieland
Jessie Kilguss
Susan Hwang
Souel Spiritchild Fénix (spiritchild)
Teresa Toro
Terry Radigan
Ernesto Gomez
Anna Stefanic
Jeffrey Burandt
Sean Von Gorman
Bushwick Book Club Dance Team! (Susan, Jessie, Dawn Kang & Nicola Yvette Hughes)
And a slide show performance by Dean and tba

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