Batman Producer Final Guest of 2010-11 Artist-Lecture Series

Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movie series, will be the final guest speaker of this season's Artist Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, in Akin Auditorium. Uslan has been instrumental in the Batman series dating back to Tim Burton's 1989 film and continuing to 2008's The Dark Knight. Less well-known is that the first film was the culmination of a decade long effort by Uslan to bring a serious, dark version of the character to the big screen. While attending Indiana University, he successfully created and taught the world's first accredited college course on comic books. The class took an academic approach to the folklore of comic books. A media storm ensued, improbably leading to a job at DC Comics for Uslan.

In an inspiring program, Uslan takes audiences along on the journey of creating his career to bringing Batman successfully to the big screen. He shares the principles that allowed him to persevere despite repeated rejection and encourages audiences everywhere to reach for their dreams and believe in themselves.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $18 for senior citizens, active-duty military, and MSU alumni. MSU students receive one free ticket with ID, and faculty and staff receive two free tickets. Tickets are available at the Clark Student Center Information Desk two weeks prior to the event. For more information, call 397-4291.