Digital Discussion - Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics

Thursday January 21

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

New York City’s rich visual vernacular is a colorful setting for illustrated stories, so it comes as no surprise that our iconic transportation system has played a starring role in comics and graphic novels.  Over the years, artists have been inspired to place the stories of humans, superheroes, monsters, and more in the city's neighborhoods and on public transit. 

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro as we take a virtual ride through the recent exhibition, “Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics”. Discover the ways that satirical cartoons, comic strips, and comic books by a range of visual storytellers have been used to bring the stories- and histories- of New York to life.  


Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience



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