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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Kevin Patrick

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Kevin Patrick on The Phantom Unmasked 

The Phantom, created by Lee Falk in 1936, is the forerunner of the American comic-book superhero. Ironically, he has always enjoyed greater acclaim abroad, especially in Australia, Sweden, and India, where The Phantom has been adopted and reinvented as a “homegrown hero”. Kevin Patrick, author of The Phantom Unmasked (2017), reveals the transnational history of America’s rst superhero, and reappraises the cultural ow of American popular culture.

Kevin Patrick is an Australian academic, who currently teaches media and communication studies at Fordham University (New York). A former communications policy researcher, freelance journalist, and magazine editor, Kevin has a longstanding interest in Australian comics, and other forms of popular print culture. He received his doctorate from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) in 2014, and is the author of The Phantom Unmasked: America’s First Superhero (University of Iowa Press, 2017). 

Presented by the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design. 

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Conferences and Symposia, Lectures and Panel Discussions


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Art and Design, Writing and Literature


Parsons School of Design, School of Art, Media and Technology



FREE: limited seating, first come first served.



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