Breakdowns Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

ISBN-10: 0375423958

ISBN-13: 9780375423956

Edition: 2008

Authors: Art Spiegelman

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The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winningMausexplores the comics form...and how it formed him! This book opens withPortrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, creating vignettes of the people, events, and comics that shaped Art Spiegelman. It traces the artist's evolution from a MAD-comics obsessed boy in Rego Park, Queens, to a neurotic adult examining the effect of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son. The second part presents a facsimile ofBreakdowns, the long-sought after collection of the artist's comics of the 1970s, teh book that triggers these memories.Breakdownsestablished the mode of formally sophisticated comics that transformed the medium, and includes the prototype ofMaus, cubist experiments, an essay on humor, and the definitive genre-twisting pulp story "Ace Hole-Midget Detective." Pulling all this together is an illustrated essay that looks back at the sixties as the artist pushes sixty, and explains the obsessions that brought these works into being. Poignant, funny, complex, and innovative,Breakdownsalters the terms of what can be accomplished in a memoir.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 72
Size: 10.25" wide x 14.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090

Artist and writer Art Spiegelman is a teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the creator of Maus, a graphic novel that depicts his father's struggles in Hitler's Europe, and which earned Spiegelman a Pulitzer Prize.

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