As Roy Lichtenstein brought comic book art into the fine art world, Arlen has brought it into the commercial art world via his unique comic book-style art, for advertising, editorial and promotional usage. Arlen's background in graphic design (RISD), art direction and copywriting in New York City advertising agencies, combined with his expertise and enthusiasm for the comic book medium and its rich history, produces captivating award-winning imagery recognized worldwide. He has been a long-standing member of the Society of Illustrators. As a published author and pop culture historian, Arlen has been equally recognized; his book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Popular Culture Book, ABC’s 20/20named him “one of the countryʼs preeminent authorities on comics and culture,” the BBC said his works on The Twilight Zonewere “a cut above the rest, full of passion and erudition”. Comic Book Artist magazine called him "one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America.” His other books areVisions from The Twilight Zone and The Neal Adams Sketchbook.