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ART SPIEGELMAN: BREAKDOWNS



The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Maus returns to autobiography in his latest graphic novel, combining multiple reflections on how comics have warped his life with a facsimile reprint of Breakdowns, his rare collection of conceptual strips from the 1970s which anticipated the medium’s most progressive innovators today. In conversation with Guardian cartoonist Posy Simmonds.

Supported by Penguin Books.

Tickets: £10, £9 concs, £8 members
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 6.45pm to 8.15pm

EVENT REVIEW:

“PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!”
Jim Medway

“It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London.”
Joel Meadows

“Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!”
Sarah McIntyre

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Reviews

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell

"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
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"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
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