Marvelous Marvel Events for March 1st – 7th!
Can’t wait until Avengers Campus opens later this year? Well, once again, Marvel Blog has a round-up of some Marvel Comics-themed events for you!
3/1 – Marvel’s Voices Podcast: Tochi Onyebuchi and Stephanie Williams and Their Comics Journeys
The Marvel’s Voices podcast features diverse voices from across the Marvel Multiverse. This week, Marvel Comics’ Voices Legacy #1 has finally hit shelves, and official Marvel podcaster Angélique Roché speaks with some of the issue’s writers, Tochi Onyebuchi and Stephanie Williams, about their “unconventional” journey as storytellers and their love of comics.
Onyebuchi and Roché bond over their shared trauma – being ex-lawyers. As a recovering lawyer myself, and knowing how many of these comic book stories speak to lawyers (we actually analyzed She-Hulk cases in law school), this conversational tidbit is just great.
Lawyers, law students, ex-lawyers, and comics: we go hand and hand because law is storytelling (we even had an acting class in corporate law). Check out the podcast to see what we mean – and to learn more about the Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1.
3/3 – Marvel Superheroes and Villains Drawing Club
The “Marvel Superheroes and Villains Drawing Club” is an ongoing class – $12 per week – that aims to teach students how to draw various Marvel Comics’ superheroes and villains. Since each art class focuses on a different Marvel character, the March 3rd, 2021, class will focus on Miles Morales.
In the 45 minute class, students will learn about their favorite character, and how to draw them. The teacher will guide students through the drawing and coloring process, encouraging creativity along the way.
For the class, students will need: white paper or sketch book, pencil, eraser, colored pencils, crayons, or markers, and you can register by clinking on the link above.
3/4 – Creating Comics/Graphic Novels from Concept to Publication
The “Creating Comics/Graphic Novels from Concept to Publication” lecture on March 4th, 2021, is happening through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan, and it will be live streamed. The lecture will be taught by comic book creators and authors, Comfort Love and Adam Withers, who will teach registrants how to create comics and graphic novels, covering the entire process from conception, scripting, thumbnails, color, digital and print publishing, and marketing.
The University of Michigan lecture is part of a six-lecture series on Graphic Books and Memes, and this is the second lecture in the series. You must preregister for the event via the OLLI website or phone (and you may need an OLLI account to be registered at here), and it costs $10 for a day pass, or $35 for the lecture series.
3/5 – Stan (Marvel) Lee’s Black History
The “Stan (Marvel) Lee’s Black History” virtual event will look at how Stan Lee (and Marvel Comics) borrowed from Greek, Roman, and African mythology to create his Marvel Multiverse.
According to the official event description:
Much of this serious philosophical commentary has been forgotten in the wham-bam action of recent superhero movies. In this interactive presentation using film clips, interviews, comics and press articles; we will show how Stan Lee/Marvel was influenced by Black history and how his stories then influenced and inspired millions of people all over the world.
The event will be be jointly delivered by The Investigator‘s Andrew Muhammad, one of the UK’s leading Black History and Culture specialists, and Black History Walks as an online event via Zoom. You can get your tickets for this event on eventbrite here.
3/8 – Abraham Riesman on True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee
Join the Westport Library and author and journalist Abraham Riesman, in a behind-the-scenes look at his book, True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee.
Riesman’s book looks at the life of Lee – born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922 – who was one of the most influential people in the 20th century. For Marvel Blog readers who need a refresher about Lee’s life to get excited for this event, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics for three decades, launching “more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney.”
However, the biography also explores Lee’s spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes – never-before-published revelations according to Riesman.
If you’re interested in attending this virtual event on March 8th, 2021, sign up now! You can register here, and to order bookplate-signed copies of True Believer, click here.
Will you been attending any of these virtual events this week? Is there another Marvel Comics-themed podcast this week that you would recommend to others? Let Marvel Blog know!