September 26, 2016
Spiegelman, whose work is best known for its shifting graphic styles, formal complexity and controversial content, will deliver the lecture, "What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?" The lecture will focus on how comics have evolved, explain the value of the medium and discuss why it should not be ignored.
After studying cartooning in high school, Spiegelman began drawing professionally at 16. In 1992, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work on the graphic novel "Maus," which portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. The work, along with a second graphic novel, "Maus II," tells the story of his parents' survival of the Nazi regime and their lives in America.
In addition to the Pulitzer, Spiegelman was awarded the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2011. He is one of only three Americans to receive the honor.
Other shows planned for the season are:
All events begin at 7 p.m. in the Allen Theatre. Tickets are $18 per event or $75 for the season. Members of the public can buy tickets by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or going to the website. Texas Tech students can receive one free ticket per event with a valid Texas Tech ID at the information desk in the Student Union Building.
Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.
Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, battled lung and throat cancer since 2013 and was recently hospitalized in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Dural died Saturday (Sept. 24) at Our Lady Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette. He was 68.
Buckwheat Zydeco tour dates through January 2017 have been cancelled, including a performance previously scheduled on Nov. 11 as part of the Presidential Lecture & Performance series.
The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series strives to enrich the Texas Tech academic and cultural experience by bringing leading scholars and artists together with the university's distinguished faculty, students and staff to exchange expertise, research and talents.Facebook