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Arlen Schumer

Represented by

David Goldman Agency
Maplewood, NJ
United States

illustration of One of 7 ads--placed in comic books themselves--that I designed & illustrated for BBD&)'s campaign for the candy bar.
illustration of On the duality of human nature for Psychology Today.
illustration of Poster for Alfa-Romeo that also features my hand-lettering.
illustration of My portrait of the rising political and cultural superstar poet.
illustration of Superheroine for the digital universe, featuring my psychedelicized hand-lettering.
illustration of Poster-portrait of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the Green (Lady) Lantern of the Green New Deal, featuring my comic book-inspired hand-lettering.
illustration of One of a handful of
illustration of Page 1 of a 4-page comic story written & illustrated for PRINT magazine's special issue on how visual people will cope in the 21st Century, also featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of One of four 3-dimensional pop-up greeting cards I designed & illustrated for PopShots, Inc., featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of One of four 3-dimensional pop-up greeting cards I designed & illustrated for PopShots, Inc., featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of One of four 3-dimensional pop-up greeting cards I designed & illustrated for PopShots, Inc., featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of One of four 3-dimensional pop-up greeting cards I designed & illustrated for PopShots, Inc., featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of Portrait of the 46th President,
illustration of My entry for a 2019 art exhibition at a Brooklyn synagogue,
illustration of Portrait of the 19th Century celebrity as both man, Col. William F. Cody, & legend, Buffalo Bill, featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of Portrait of Civil War Buffalo Soldier Cathay Williams, who passed for a man, featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of Portrait of the 19th Century legend as a
illustration of Portrait of the 19th Century legend, who never wore the coonskin cal that he was famous for, featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of Portrait of the 19th Century legend, who was a far cry from her image as a tough frontierswoman; rather, she was closer to a lady of the night! Featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of After appearing as a guest on the AMC show, the producers hired me to illustrate a poster featuring the show's entire cast & crew as superheroes of comics & American pop culture!
illustration of Illustrated for PRINT magazine's page,
illustration of Portrait of the blonde bombshell from her punk-ish Golden Age.
illustration of What you see is what you get: a cyborg-man.
illustration of The art director of City & State magazine asked for Cyrus Vance as the Batman villain Two-Face, because of his waffling on his choices of prosecutorial targets from both sides of the political spectrum.
illustration of Poster design & illustration (as well as the hand-lettering) for an off-off-Broadway play about the behind-the-scenes story of how Bob Kane and his uncredited partner, Bill Finger, fathered the Dark Knight.
illustration of Cover of a brochure for a live seminar, featuring my hand-lettering.
illustration of Portrait of the front man of the rock & roll band, The Foo Fighters.
illustration of Portrait of the bi-coastal Super-media mogul.
illustration of Self-explanatory?
illustration of Poster for my pro-marijuana superhero, detailing his many areas of expertise, featuring my hand-lettered logo.
illustration of The origin of my pro-marijuana superhero, written and illustrated by me.
illustration of My pro-marijuana superhero, Dr. Cannabis: The Green Light of Marijuana Enlightenment!
illustration of Double-page spread/poster about the 4 main villains who oppose my pro-marijuana superhero, Dr. Cannabis, representing the religious, medical, political, and law enforcement agencies.
illustration of Cover for a trade magazine, Electrical Contractor; yes, they have their own trade magazine!
illustration of My portrait of both Elvis and The Colonel; the last sentence of an essay I wrote to go along with this illustration:
illustration of Believe it or not, I illustrated this as a cover for the financial newspaper Barron's; I guess Japanese stocks must have been on fire!
illustration of Portrait of the young environmental activist from Sweden.
illustration of Poster for the 2019 film starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
illustration of Portrait of the psychedelic siren of Sixties song.
illustration of Cover of my unpublished adult/children's book retelling of the John Henry legend as the archetype of the American superhero.
illustration of Portrait of our first multi-racial female Vice President!
illustration of One of 2 illustrations for Scenario magazine's treatment of the screenplay to the 1997 movie Scream as a short story; the other is titled
illustration of Illustration for the month of September, for a
illustration of One of a handful of superheroes--and heroines--representing various computer/data terms, like
illustration of One of a handful of superheroes--and heroines--I created/illustrated to represent various computer/data terms, like
illustration of Mermaid, my style!
illustration of Portrait of the tennis superstar.
illustration of Illustration--and hand-lettering--for a book about modern romance.
illustration of Portrait of the tennis superstar.
illustration of Turned 4 celebrities--Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Hudson, Ronan Farrow, and Aziz Ansari--into superheroes as

Profile

COMIC BOOK ART continues to infiltrate American popular culture on all fronts, with Hollywood green-lighting countless films and television shows based on four-color characters beloved by generations; the art gallery and museum worlds are exhibiting comic-inspired work; the academic world is teaching and studying comics; pop culture conventions like San Diego's annual Comicon International have sprouted up all over the country; and elite publications like The New York Times reviewing "graphic novels." Yet, for all its growth in the pop cultural marketplace, comic book art’s potential as quality, commercial illustration has barely been tapped. Arlen Schumer is here to change that. Over the course of his career—he became a member of The Society of Illustrators— Arlen’s created comic book-styled art for the advertising and editorial markets, garnering industry awards and acclaim. He combines backgrounds in graphic design and advertising illustration with expertise in—and enthusiasm for—the comic book medium, producing distinctive imagery that stands out from the crowd of conventional illustration and photography. Arlen knows that everyone reads comics, understands their vocabulary, and (secretly) loves them. Young and old. All classes and colors. Everyone. Now Arlen is being represented by The David Goldman Agency. “I’ve known and loved Arlen’s work for years,” said Goldman,” and I’m thrilled to finally bring his distinctive comic style to a wider world of illustration—and to the world!"

Style/Techniques

Cartoon, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Photoillustration, Realism, Film/Entertainment, Pop-Up

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Comic Book, Computers, Editorial, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Historical, Music, Mystery, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Americana, Feminine, Masculine, Environmental