Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman comes to RIT
Artist discusses career, influences and comic book sub-culture
Feb. 17, 2009
by Michelle Cometa
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Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman will share insights on his life as a comic book artist at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in Ingle Auditorium at RIT. The program, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, is open to students, faculty and staff.
Spiegelman is co-founder/editor of Raw, the magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His presentation, Comics 101.1 is about the culture and evolution of comic arts. He’ll also read excerpts from his autobiography, Breakdowns: Portrait of an Artist as a Young %@&*!
Of his many awards, Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his Holocaust narrative MAUS and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2005. His prints are seen regularly in The New Yorker Magazine and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.
Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for members of the Jewish Community Center and $25 for faculty, staff and the general public. They are available by calling 461-2000 or, in person, at the JCC Main Desk/Arts Department. For additional information contact the JCC at 461-2000 ext. 235 or visit www.jccrochester.org.