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Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Opens with Art Spiegelman lecture

Amanda Castro-Crist

October 12, 2016


Spiegelman, an artist, illustrator and author, is best-known for his graphic novel “Maus

Art Spiegelman

WHAT: The 11th season of Texas Tech's Presidential Lecture & Performance Series opens with Art Spiegelman's lecture, "What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?"

An artist, illustrator and author, Spiegelman studied cartooning in high school and began drawing professionally at 16. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his work on "Maus," a graphic novel that portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. A second graphic novel, "Maus II," continues the story of his parents' survival of the Nazi regime and their lives in America.

Spiegelman's work is known for its shifting graphic styles, formal complexity and controversial content. His lecture will focus on how comics have evolved, the value of the medium and why it should not be ignored.

Tickets to the lecture are $18 and are available through Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Texas Tech students may receive one free ticket with a valid student ID.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 21

WHERE: Texas Tech University Allen Theatre, Student Union Building

CONTACT: Jo Moore, director, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, Office of the President, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5261 or jo.moore@ttu.edu

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