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January 27, 2004, 12:58 PM
Got this in an email. Thought some DSI folk might be interested.

Subject: COMIX 101 with Art Spiegelman at Duke

We are happy to announce that the Sixth Annual Mary and Jim Semans Lecture
for the Duke University Museum of Art will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning
artist and author Art Spiegelman. He will be presenting a lecture entitled
COMIX 101 on March 5, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Theater in the
Bryan Center.

As you may know, Spiegelman won the Pulitzer for his extremely powerful
graphic novels, Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II, and is celebrating his
10th anniversary as a cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Art
Spiegelman continues to challenge the public with illustrations and comics
that are best known for their wide variety of styles and controversial
context, in addition to numerous other publications and projects, which he
will discuss at Duke. In COMIX 101, Mr. Spiegelman will take the audience
on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, explaining the value of
the medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes the importance of
the comic is on the rise in our post-literate culture: "comics echo the way
the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not holograms, and
people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs."

Admission is free. Convenient parking is available in the Bryan Center
parking garage.

Ross White
January 27, 2004, 01:58 PM
Andi, you are the queen.

The rest of you: If you have not yet read Spiegelman's Maus, you are not only missing one of the finest comic books ever, you are missing one of the finest pieces of American literature of the last 20 years. Most people don't think if comics and literature in the same sentence, but Maus is the documentation of the holocaust in stirring visual terms. It is, simply put, amazing.

March 5, 2004, 02:34 PM
This is tonight!

Which is also the first Harold night... can I make both? :?

November 30, 2004, 01:37 PM
bumping Andi's threads to cheer her up.