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Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman -- Sunday, October 26

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
Presentation and booksigning with author Marc Tyler Nobleman

Cartoon Art Museum Event: Sunday, October 26, 3:00-5:00pm
Free with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum

Please join the Cartoon Art Museum for a special presentation by author Marc Tyler Nobleman, who will be discussing his new book Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman on Sunday, October 26, 2008, from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Boys of Steel is the first all-ages illustrated biography of Cleveland, Ohio natives Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman, the world’s first comic book superhero. Following Mr. Nobleman’s lecture, he will sign copies of his new book and meet with Cartoon Art Museum visitors.

About Marc Tyler Nobleman:

Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of more 70 books for children and one for adults. He writes humor regularly for Nickelodeon. He is also a cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 100 publications, seven of which you’ve heard of including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Good Housekeeping. For more information, please visit his blog,

About Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman:

- first-ever standalone biography of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, teenage co-creators of the Man of Steel

- first-ever picture book about the creation of any fictional character, let alone the world’s firsts superhero

- cover story in USA TODAY 8/26/08

- starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews

- featured in Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Sirius Satellite Radio, WIRED, The A.V. Club (The Onion), Media Bistro, and roughly two dozen additional venues

- Junior Library Guild selection (they choose 336 titles annually out of 3,000 submissions)

Praise for Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman:

USA TODAY cover story, Life section

“Vibrant and well-researched...Nobleman details this achievement with a zest amplified by MacDonald’s...punchy illustrations” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[T]his robust treatment does [Shuster and Siegel’s] story justice.” —Booklist (starred review)

“The battle for truth and justice is truly never-ending.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[T]ouching... The illustrated upbeat, entertaining, and informative...the [well-crafted] afterword shows the shadow side of the great American dream. ...Nobleman is equally adept at both stories.” —Boston Globe

“A-minus” —A.V. Club (the entertainment review arm of The Onion)

“The best and most accurate depiction of their lives in print” —Brad Ricca, documentary filmmaker, Last Son

“Engrossing...wonderful” —Scripps Howard News Service

“Expertly crafted...entertaining and good looking...a real winner” —Tripwire

“Spectacular” —Young Adult Books Central (four out of five stars)
Tags: boys of steel, cartoon art museum, cartoons, comics, dc comics, jerry siegel, joe shuster, marc tyler nobleman, superman

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