WORDLESS! An Evening of Words, Music and Comix

Posted on Sep 30 by SEASONS Magazine

Courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

Courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s landmark creation, Maus, is considered one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. In this multimedia feast for the senses blending projections of drawings, live jazz music and narration, the celebrated artist takes us on a joyful romp through the little-known early history of the graphic novel. While smashing the distinctions between high and low art, he pays tribute to some of his personal heroes – the early-20th century masters of wordless picture stories, including Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross. Features Shaping Thought!, a new work drawn by Spiegelman, with music performed by composer Phillip Johnston’s sextet.

Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Campbell Hall

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