Official Press Release
NEW YORK – At 9:30pm, on February 10th, 2006, the Rubin Museum of Art, in
conjunction with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, will present
“Monstrous Protectors”, a multimedia presentation by MoCCA curator and
comic book writer Fred Van Lente before a screening Paul Wegener’s 1920
silent monster movie classic The Golem.
The multimedia introduction traces the history of Jewish folklore’s
premature “creature feature” in comics, from the Jewish folklore
creature’s brief stint as a lead feature in Marvel’s Strange Tales, down
through graphic novels by James Sturm and the Pulitzer Prize-winning
Adventures of Kavalier & Klay. Van Lente also uses images from his own
Xeric-winning, Ignatz-nominated non-fiction series Action Philosophers!,
which features the story of the golem and the Jewish mystical tradition,
the Kabbalah, in its fourth issue (on sale Feb. 8).
The Golem is being presented in conjunction with RMA’s “Demonic Divine”
exhibition, tracing the horrific in Himalayan Art.
The silent film classic will be screened with live musical accompaniment
by acclaimed musician Gary Lucas.
About Fred Van Lente
Fred Van Lente is the co-creator and writer of the Xeric-winning,
Ignatz-nominated non-fiction humor series ACTION PHILOSOPHERS! His graphic
novels include SCORPION: POISON TOMORROW (Marvel) and THE SILENCERS
(Image/Moonstone). Upcoming projects: NEW UNIVERSE: NIGHTMASK (March ’06)
and MARVEL WESTERN LEGENDS (June ’06). He is the Secretary of the Board
and the Chair of the Curatorial Committee of the Museum of Comic and
Cartoon Art (MoCCA).
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, located at 594 Broadway in SoHo, is a
501(c)(3) non-profit arts education organization dedicated to promoting
greater understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art. The
Museum celebrates the unique creative achievements of graphic storytelling
through study, discussion, preservation and exhibition of comic and
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Paul Wegener’s silent 1920 monster movie classic, with live musical
accompaniment by Gary Lucas and introduced by MoCCA curator and comic book
creator Fred Van Lente
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
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