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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Michael Golden and Richard Corben Artwork on Display at Poe Museum Until End of March!

Artwork Kicks off Poe's 204th Birthday Bash! 

By Chris Semtner

Sixteen Original pieces of art by artists Michael Golden and Richard Corben are currently on exhibition in Richmond, VA.

On January 19, 2013 from noon to midnight, the Poe Museum celebrated its biggest E. A. Poe Birthday Bash ever to honor both Poe’s 204th birthday and the 170th anniversary of the first printing of his greatest horror story, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” with a day of festivities featuring no fewer than six performances, five tours, four historical interpreters, two films, a Poe trivia showdown, and the opening of the first public exhibition of the Museum’s most recently acquired artifact, the coveted first printing of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” In addition to this prized artifact, the exhibit also featured these original illustrations for comic book adaptations of the story. 
And even if you didn't attend the Birthday Bash, it's not too late to visit the museum and see the exhibit.
From January 19 until March 31, 2013, the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will continue this special exhibit celebrating the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s horror masterpiece “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The exhibit brings together the Poe Museum’s recently acquired first printing of the story and loans of sixteen original drawings for comic book adaptations of the story by masterful illustrators Corben and Golden.

Michael Golden is one of the world’s most popular comic artists, having provided artwork for G.I. Joe, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, The Micronauts, and many other groundbreaking series, including The 'Nam. He is the co-creator of Rogue from the X-Men as well as Bucky O'Hare and Spartan X. He has served as an editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics. In addition to continuing to create sequential stories, he also conducts classes in storytelling at venues around the world. The artwork in the exhibit, which is among his earliest published work, was printed in Marvel Classics #28 in 1977. 

Richard Corben began his career in animation before turning to underground comics. In 1976 he adapted a Robert E. Howard story into what is considered the first graphic novel, Bloodstar. His illustrious career has included work in album covers and movie posters, collaboration on a graphic novel with rock musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie, and an award-winning short film Neverwhere. The artwork on display was printed in Edgar Allan Poe’s Haunt of Horror #2 in 2006. One of the pieces will be an unpublished alternative cover design.
Admission to the exhibit is included in the price of Poe Museum general admission.
The exhibit was made possible by loans of artwork from the collections of Richard Corben and James Vacca.

About The Museum

The World's Finest Edgar Allan Poe Collection

Called "America's Shakespeare," Edgar Allan Poe created or mastered 
the short story, detective fiction, science fiction, lyric poetry and the
 horror story. His dark genius has invited children and adults to read 
and love literature for over 150 years. Opened in 1922, in The Old
Stone House, the museum is only blocks away from Poe's first Richmond 
home and his first place of employment, the Southern, Literary

Exhibits  and Collection

Richmond's Poe Museum boasts the world's finest collection 
of Edgar Allan Poe's manuscripts, letters, first editions, 
memorabilia and personal belongings. The Poe Museum 
provides a retreat into early nineteenth century Richmond 
where Poe lived and worked. The museum features the life 
and career of Edgar Allan Poe by documenting his 
accomplishments with pictures, relics, and verse, and 
focusing on his many years in Richmond.
For more information on the museum and the exhibit, you can contact: 

Poe Museum
1914-16 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223


For more information on artist Michael Golden, contact Eva Ink Artist Group at: evaink@aol.com

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