Batman turns 76 this weekend, and the Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are celebrating the Dark Knight with a series of events featuring the inimitable Chip Kidd and other special guests! Funds raised during these exclusive events will be used to support SOI and CBLDF’s educational programs.
On September 29, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., join Chip Kidd and special guests as he tells the story behind the current Society of Illustrators exhibit “Chip Kidd Presents: Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers.” The exhibit collects Batman: Black and White sketch covers that Kidd gathered over the course of three years and features original work from comics superstars Alex Ross, Art Spiegelman, Lee Weeks, and many more. Admission for this lecture is $10 for SOI and CBLDF members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for seniors/students (with valid ID). Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/ng9xzx7
On October 7, 2015, celebrate “Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers” with a free opening reception! The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and features a cash bar for attendees. More details: http://tinyurl.com/p3okt5v
On October 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m., join the Society for Illustrators for the Batman: Halloween Eve Black and White Party. This elegant gathering calls for black and white attire only, and your $25 admission includes a small plates buffet and entertainment with a cash bar. Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/phqyz7b
If you would like to attend all three events, Society of Illustrators is offering a special package deal! For only $30, SOI and CBLDF members can attend all three events! The package is $35 for non-members. Package tickets: http://tinyurl.com/pvrqgko
All three events will take place at the Society of Illustrators gallery, located at 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), New York, NY 10065. Proceeds will benefit the educational missions of the Society of Illustrators and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
About Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Our mission is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, its history and evolving nature through exhibits, programs, and education. Notable Society members have included N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, among many others. Our Museum of American Illustration was established in 1981 and is open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays. We offer year-round themed exhibits, art education programs, and annual juried competitions. Our permanent collection houses 2,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012, we acquired the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) permanent collection and created a MoCCA gallery featuring rotating curated exhibits of comic and cartoon art. Approximately 25,000 people visit our exhibits annually. We are thoroughly committed to advancing our mission as a singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration. http://www.societyillustrators.org
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work! www.cbldf.org