Saturday, May 26, 2012

Altus Press's Green Lama Vol. 3 Book Launch at the Rubin Museum in NYC!

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

presents

The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures Volume 3

Join writer Adam Lance Garcia for the release of The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures Volume 3 featuring the never-before-reprinted final four original stories by Kendell Foster Crossen and Adam's original canonical novella Case of the Final Column, with new art by pulp illustrator, Mike Fyles.

Wednesday, May 30 6:30 PM

Free

5pm-7pm: Himalayan Happy Hour in the café

6:30pm: Book Launch in the museum colonnade with author

7:00pm: Post-program guided tour of Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet Comics with author

Om! Ma-ni pad-me Hum! The first of its kind, the complete adventures of the Green Lama follows the adventures of Buddhist Jethro Dumont and his aides as they battle the forces of evil in the western world. Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, its non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow! Never completely reprinted before, the series is collected in three volumes. Each volume contains an all-new introduction, focusing on a different aspect of the character's life across several forms of popular media. Volume 3 contains an introduction by radio historian Martin Grams, Jr. and features the final four stories: The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints, The Case of the Crooked Cane, The Case of the Hollywood Ghost, and The Case of the Beardless Corpse, as well as an all-new epilogue by Adam Lance Garcia and Mike Fyles: The Case of the Final Column.

Adam Lance Garcia, one of the youngest New Pulp writers, exploded onto the scene in 2009 with his first novella Green Lama: Horror in Clay. Written as a gift for his father, Horror in Clay was nominated for Best Short Story in the 2009 Pulp Factory Awards. Adam's follow up novel, Green Lama: Unbound, took away two 2010 Pulp Factory Awards: Best Novel of the Year and Best Interior Art (thanks to the artwork of his frequent collaborator, Mike Fyles).

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Adam was raised on golden age comic books, movie serials, and Star Wars. Adam credits this atypical upbringing to his passion for writing the Green Lama, a character he hopes to introduce a younger generation while staying true to the spirit of the original pulp novels and comics.

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

150 WEST 17TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY | www.rmanyc.org | 212.620.5000 x344

Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics

Hero, Villain, Yeti features the most complete collection of comics related to Tibet ever assembled, with examples ranging from the 1940s to the present. More than fifty comic books from the Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States reflect on the depiction of Tibet, tracing the historical roots of prevailing perceptions and stereotypes and their visual and narrative evolution over time.