It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman at the Westport Library!
For many years, the legendary superhero comic strip was drawn by Westport illustrator Curt Swan.
This Wednesday (August 3, 7 p.m., Westport Library), local comic book art historian Arlen Schumer dives into the artist’s work.
Swan worked full time on Superman from 1957 to 1986. From the scenes of a doomed Krypton to soaring above Metropolis, his Superman is the standard against which all succeeding artists are judged.
Schumer is an award-winning comic book-style illustrator and pop culture historian. He writes, lectures and teaches on his passions.
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An environmentally minded, coffee-drinking reader writes: “Starbucks now uses sustainable cups, straws and lids. That’s great.
“But the lids suck. Twice this week at the drive-through one they fell off, burning my husband and me.
“When I asked for a new lid, they told me to call corporate because everyone is complaining about these flimsy sustainable lids, and ‘someone is gonna sue soon.’
“I’m all for sustainable Westport — but not at the expense of being burned.
“The good news is: They gave me a $10 gift card the second time. They saw it happen, and felt terrible.”
Lou Weinberg is a teacher, director of our town’s Community Gradens, and a superb photographer.
Here’s what he says about today’s “Westport .. Naturally” submission:
“I was listening to this black-capped chickadee sing its song. It really went the extra mile. My exuberant applause was met with a full bow by the bird. It was a command performance!”
And finally … in honor of Arlen Schumer’s homage to Curt Swan at the Library this week (see story above):
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