Signature Series: Author Brad Ricca – Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman Free Tickets RequiredRegistration not required
Friday, November 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch
Where did the first Superman story really come from and what events launched this superhero? Join writer and filmmaker Brad Ricca as he talks about his latest book, Superboys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman. The book draws on nearly ten years of research in dusty libraries and secret comics hoards to portray two teenagers who, in the midst of the Great Depression, created a global icon. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. As an added bonus at the event, the Siegel & Shuster Society will provide a display of Superman memorabilia for attendees to enjoy. Ricca is currently a SAGES fellow who teaches classes on comics, popular culture, and narrative biography. A lifelong comics nerd and aficionado, he has spoken about comics in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He has given talks at The Maltz Museum of Jewish History and the legendary San Diego Comic-Con, along with numerous schools and conferences from Oxford to Kyoto. American Mastodon, his first book of poetry, won the St. Lawrence Book Award. He is also an independent filmmaker whose documentary, Last Son, screened all over the world and won a Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival. Superman fans of all ages are invited to attend! The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, October 23 will not be mailed, but will be available at the WILL CALL Desk – Fort Thomas Branch - on Friday, November 07, the evening of the event. To learn more about author Brad Ricca, please visit his web site http://www.brad-ricca.com The Campbell County Public Library wishes to thank Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills, Kentucky and Comfort Suites Riverfront, Newport, Kentucky for their partnership in helping to make this event possible. http://www.josephbeth.com/Landing.aspx http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-newport-kentucky-KY008
Age range: Adult