Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! - Pantheon Graphic Library - Art Spiegelman - Books - Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - 9780375715389 - December 13, 2022
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Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! - Pantheon Graphic Library

Art Spiegelman

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Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! - Pantheon Graphic Library

The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus explores the comics form ... and how it formed him!

This book opens with Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, creating vignettes of the people, events, and comics that shaped Art Spiegelman. It traces the artist's evolution from a MAD-comics obsessed boy in Rego Park, Queens, to a neurotic adult examining the effect of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.

The second part presents a facsimile of Breakdowns, the long-sought after collection of the artist's comics of the 1970s, the book that triggers these memories. Breakdowns established the mode of formally sophisticated comics that transformed the medium, and includes the prototype of Maus, cubist experiments, an essay on humor, and the definitive genre-twisting pulp story Ace Hole-Midget Detective.

Pulling all this together is an illustrated essay that looks back at the sixties as the artist pushes sixty, and explains the obsessions that brought these works into being. Poignant, funny, complex, and innovative, Breakdowns alters the terms of what can be accomplished in a memoir.

Media Books     Paperback Book   (Book with soft cover and glued back)
Released December 13, 2022
ISBN13 9780375715389
Publishers Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages 80
Dimensions 308 × 226 × 15 mm   ·   496 g
Language English  

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