Thursday, January 22, 2009
Brooklyn Public Library Lecture
Paolo Rivera: Comics, Color, and Composition
In preparation for the New York Comic Con, the Brooklyn Public Library will present a lecture on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009. Paolo Rivera, a professional comic book artist since 2002, will give a talk on his career and creative process. The lecture will begin at 7:00pm in the Dweck Center of the Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.
Rivera has worked for Marvel Comics on some of their best-known characters, from the X-Men to Captain America. In 2008, collaborating with writer Paul Jenkins, he completed Mythos, a fully-painted collection of origin stories featuring Marvel’s greatest superheroes. With the hardcover now published, Rivera divides his time between The Amazing Spider-Man and painted covers for various titles.
The lecture will focus on Rivera’s career path, as well as the extensive process of creating a single comic book page. In addition, he’ll explore some of the practical theories behind legible artwork, from color and composition to gesture and perspective.
Free to the public and open to all ages, the lecture will be followed by a question and answer session (so future comic book artists are welcome).