Guest Authors

October 4 & 10, 2012
Audience: Students in Grades 3-6


Video On Demand:

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What’s the back story of the Man of Steel?  Writer and accomplished cartoonist, Marc Tyler Nobleman, tracks the story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, two shy guys from Depression-era Cleveland, who “created a superhero who was everything they were not.” Their story is told in Nobelman's first standalone book, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, a 2009 American Library Association Notable Children's Book.


During the program, Nobleman explains how his curiosity led him to write biographies on little-known men who popularized comics and created some of the most famous superheroes of all time. He discusses the research involved and why certain illustrations were selected for each page. Students from Greenbriar East Elementary School use Skype to interact with the author for lively discussions.



Photos from the studio.