Date & Time
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Hemmingson Center Ballroom, Gonzaga University
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About This Event
The Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series, the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of Humanities, and the Center for Public Humanities are thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novelist and comic literacy advocate Art Spiegelman will visit Gonzaga University, where he will give a talk titled "What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?" Best known for his Holocaust narrative, Maus, Spiegelman is a pioneer in bringing "comics out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves." In addition to Maus and its sequel, Maus II, Spiegelman's work includes the post-9/11 collection of broadsides, In the Shadow of No Towers, three comic anthologies for children, and many New Yorker Magazine covers. Spiegelman has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and has also received Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival among many other prestigious awards.
Sponsored by the GU Visiting Writers Series, the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of Humanities, and the Center for Public Humanities.