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Digital Discussion – Underground Heroes: New York Transit in the Comics

September 11, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

$10/Free for Members
black and white image of Newspaper Ad Council members installing comics on train car

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 the 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.


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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.

Thank you for supporting the Transit Museum!

Photo: Newspaper Comics Council Ad campaign, 1962, New York Transit Museum, NYCTA Photographic Unit Collection. 


September 11, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
$10/Free for Members
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