Breakdowns : Portrait of the Artist As a Young %@&*! (Hardcover) - Spiegelman, Art

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The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents memories of Auschwitz on his own son, in a volume that includes a facsimile of Breakdowns, the artists comics from the 1970s. 75,000 first printing. *Author: Spiegelman, Art *Subtitle: Portrait of the Artist As a Young %@&*! *Publication Date: 2008/10/07 *Number of Pages: 96 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 10.25 *Height: 14.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375423956
SKU 206840121
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0375423958
Release Date 10/7/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 14H x 10.25L x 0.5T
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Art Spiegelman
Art (Avarham) Spiegelman was born in Sweden, but his parents immigrated to the U.S. when he was 3 years old. He studied art both in high school and at Harpur College, from which he graduated in 1968. His first job was designing novelty cards for Tip Top Chewing Gum, and he began to contribute comics to various underground publications, using the pseudonym Al Flooglebuckle. With his wife Fancoise Mouly, he co-founded "Raw", an avant-garde comic journal. His first "comic-book novel," "Maus" (1986), which was inspired by his father's Holocaust experiences, was an overwhelming success. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992.
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"[An] infinite and labyrinthine reading pattern...delirious..."
"Spiegelman draws...with a frantic intensity, as if his pen were about to slash through his drawing board and crack his table in half."
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Editors Note The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son, in a volume that includes a facsimile of Breakdowns, the artist's comics from the 1970s. 75,000 first printing.
Annotation Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel memoir, MAUS, which tells his Polish-Jewish parents' Holocaust survival story, Art Spiegelman has covered a wide range of topics. His books have found their way into many formats--from New Yorker cover illustrations to Garbage Pail kid cards to underground strips like "Young Lust." This book creatively traces the development of his prodigious talent in an appropriately diverse and poignantly humorous style. Succinct collages present influential people and events; facsimiles of 1970s work illustrate early stylistic innovations; and an illustrated essay offers reflections on this influential artist's career.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0072
Publisher Pantheon Books

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