In a rare one-night only event, three of the most influential comic artists of the last forty years come together to discuss their careers, comic books, cover designs and culture.
In the 1960s Robert Crumb was at the forefront of a revolution in American alternative comic arts. Considered a grandmaster of his artform, he penned well-known characters and series including Mr. Natural, Fritz the Cat, Joe Blow and Keep on Truckin’. His colorful career has been riddled with legal battles, obscenity arrests and critical acclaim. Crumb is set to publish his long-awaited “The Book of Genesis” in the Fall of 2009.
Art Spiegelman is an award-winning American comic artist who is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel memoir, Maus, a treatise on the Holocaust. Among the genre’s most celebrated counter-culture icons, he is also an editor and advocate for the comic arts genre and is married to artist and designer Françoise Mouly, with whom he frequently collaborates.
Mouly was born in Paris and is highly regarded for her work with RAW, a showcase publication for cutting edge, mature comic art. She has also served as the arts editor of The New Yorker since 1993 and has curated several exhibits featuring the literary magazine’s famous cover art.
Note: For Mature Audiences – Sexual Content
Presented in partnership with the UT Department of Art & Art History
“Art Spiegelman…to the comics world is a Michelangelo and a Medici both, an influential artist who is also an impresario and an enabler of others.” – New York Times Magazine
“Mr. Crumb…excruciatingly funny satirist of all things modern and progressively high-minded, and an intrepid explorer of his own twisted psyche – remains the genre’s gold standard.” – New York Times
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