Art Spiegelman and Daniel Pink discourse on the discourse of comics
In a BookExpo America Upfront and Unscripted interview sponsored by the Copyright Clearance Center's Beyond the Book program, the author of manga-style career guides and business comics Daniel Pink engaged Pulitzer Prize winning comics legend Art Spiegelman in a lively discourse on the discourse of comics. The author of The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need with Rob Ten Pas (Riverhead Trade; April, 2008), Pink asked Spiegelman about his breakthrough graphic novel Maus and its relationship to Breakdowns: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! (Pantheon; October, 2008), the recent reprint of Spiegelman's 1978 comics collection. Spiegelman went onto reflect on his second graphic novel, In The Shadow Of No Towers, about the tragedy of 9/11, published in 2004. Pink then asked Spiegelman to comment on the importance of Mad magazine in his childhood before offering insights into the re-release of Breakdowns; his work for Tops; and the major lessons of life he learned about humor and packing. Spiegelman then took questions from the audience about whether his work would be adapted to Hollywood film and what he thought of Big Daddy Ed Roth's monsters and car culture.
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