Taramac, FL – Allen Bellman, 89, was born in Manhattan and studied at the High School of Industrial Arts. While still a teenager, he became a staff artist at Timely during the Golden Age of comics. He did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, and Young just to name a few.
On Friday, Dec. 27, Bellman will share more stories of his career as a comic book artist at the Young At Art Museum in Davie, FL as part of a celebration on the “Golden Age of Comics.”
Bellman’s lecture is part of the exhibition, Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950, featured through Jan. 5, 2014.
Zap! Pow! Bam! highlights many works of art and objects gathered from private and institutional collections that have not been previously seen.
As part of the exhibition, there is a vintage Superman phone booth, a pint-sized Batmobile, a superhero cinema and drawing studio, a costume area, video interviews with authors and illustrators, rare comic books, early artwork and original memorabilia.
“All my fans keep me young,” Bellman said. “They keep me out of the rocking chair. I have eight conventions lined up for 2014, including the Marvel Comics 75 -Year Celebration in San Diego (July 2014), which will be the biggest convention in history.”
For more information on Allen Bellman, visit http://www.allenbellman.com