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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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"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

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

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

"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

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

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

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
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