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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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