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UC Santa Barbara’s Arts and Lectures Presents: Author of Pulitzer Prize-winning Graphic Novel Maus–”WORDLESS!”

when: 2014-10-17, starts at 8:00pm

An Evening of Words, Music and Comix

Words & Pictures by Art Spiegelman
Music Composed by Phillip Johnston

Admission: $25 – $35 : General Public
$10 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
(seating chart)
Available on the Talking Heads series
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Principal Sponsor: Diana and Simon Raab Foundation

WORDLESS! was a resounding success, fusing art lesson, lively entertainment and dazzling concert.” The Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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