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Breakdowns [Reading] ➶ Breakdowns By Art Spiegelman – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The Creator Of The Pulitzer Prize Winning Maus Explores The Comics Formand How It Formed Him This Book Opens With Portrait Of The Artist As A Young % , Creating Vignettes Of The People, Events, And Co The Creator Of The Pulitzer Prize Winning Maus Explores The Comics Formand How It Formed Him This Book Opens With Portrait Of The Artist As A Young % , Creating Vignettes Of The People, Events, And Comics That Shaped Art Spiegelman It Traces The Artist S Evolution From A MAD Comics Obsessed Boy In Rego Park, Queens, To A Neurotic Adult Examining The Effect Of His Parents Memories Of Auschwitz On His Own Son The Second Part Presents A Facsimile Of Breakdowns, The Long Sought After Collection Of The Artist S Comics Of The s, The Book That Triggers These Memories Breakdowns Established The Mode Of Formally Sophisticated Comics That Transformed The Medium, And Includes The Prototype Of Maus, Cubist Experiments, An Essay On Humor, And The Definitive Genre Twisting Pulp Story Ace Hole Midget Detective Pulling All This Together Is An Illustrated Essay That Looks Back At The Sixties As The Artist Pushes Sixty, And Explains The Obsessions That Brought These Works Into Being Poignant, Funny, Complex, And Innovative, Breakdowns Alters The Terms Of What Can Be Accomplished In A Memoir.


10 thoughts on “Breakdowns

  1. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Breakdowns is a reprint of the same book published in the 70s except with a brief autobiographical intro by the author The intro features nothing new to anyone with a passing interest in artists writers growing up Spiegelman wasn t good at sports so he turned to the life of the mind He was influenced by MAD magazine, R.Crumb, and Peanuts Wow, just like everyone else who grew up to be a cartoonist then Then onto the book itself which features short strips One is a dry and unfunny examinat Breakdowns is a reprint of the same book published in the 70s except with a brief autobiographical intro by the author The intro features nothing new to anyone with a passing interest in artists writers growing up Spiegelman wasn t good at sports so he turned to the life of the mind He was influenced by MAD magazine, R.Crumb, and Peanuts Wow, just like everyone else who grew up to be a cartoonist then Then onto the book itself which features short strips One is a dry and unfunny examination of what makes a joke funny Another deconstructs detective stories and soap operas and shows up how basic and hammy their structures are Really I d never have thought of that myself He reprints the only decent strip here Prisoner from Hell Planet but seeing as it was already in Maus , the only book he s done that s worth reading, it feels like padding The rest of the book features one page illustrations of his dreams and a fewdull tellings of his life in NY his apartment ...


  2. Jason Jason says:

    A terrific book that chronicles Spiegelman s coming of age amidst a jewish upbringing condemned to neurotic blame and guilt put on by the holocaust it s a declaration of how he arrived to be a comic book artist, his father exclaiming you have to use what little space you have to pack inside everything you can one suitcasein case the Nazis cometo everything you can in a tiny graphic square he is an experimental concept artist, exploring the implications of the frame, of making victi A terrific book that chronicles Spiegelman s coming of age amidst a jewish upbringing condemned to neurotic blame and guilt put on by the holocaust it s a declaration of how he arrived to be a comic book artist, his father exclaiming you have to use what little space you have to pack inside everything you can one s...


  3. Alya AlShaibani Alya AlShaibani says:

    2.5


  4. Lisenstein Lisenstein says:

    Ich bin ja ein gro er Freund von Art Spiegelman.Die versammelten Comic strips in Breakdowns zeugen von der Vielseitigkeit des K nstlers und regen Comicfreunde au erdem zu Detektivarbeit an Welche Figuren hat er aus Comics anderer K nstler bernommen Auf welchen K nstler spielt er an Welchen Zeichenstil ahmt er gerade nach Am meisten sch tze ich an Spiegelman jedoch die autobiografischen Spuren, die er in seine Comics s t Was soll ich sagen, eine sch ne Sammlung Abzug gibt es f r die wirkl Ich bin ja ein gro er Freund von Art Spiegelman.Die versammelten Comic strips in Breakdowns zeugen von der Vielseitigkeit des K nstlers und regen Comicfreunde au erdem zu Detektiva...


  5. Aurcoe Aurcoe says:

    This is a book that has completely changed my perspective not just of comics but the world altogether I m not raving about Art Spiegelman being a genius, which he uncontrollably is, but about the way this book has articulated his journey fro...


  6. Josephus FromPlacitas Josephus FromPlacitas says:

    The book is a collection of short strips, reprinting a short collection of experimental strips from the 1970s, with an introductory batch of new strips and an afterword giving the back story of the reprinted book Theaccessible the strips, theI was able to enjoy them And thethe future New Yorker editor pontificates on and scrutinizes The Meaning And Practice Of Art, the less I could feign interest It s almost as if there is a constant war between the artist, the filmmaker, The book is a collection of short strips, reprinting a short collection of experimental strips from the 1970s, with an introductory batch of new strips and an afterwo...


  7. tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE says:

    I probably started checking out Underground Comix in the early 1970s when I was a teenager Given that I was growing out of reading the Marvel Comics such like Mad Magazines that had been so central to my childhood, I don t think I was really much in the mood to be impressed by any comics any I reckon I had hopes that underground comics wd provideprofoundly current philosophical perspectives I reckon that they probably did but I still don t recall being impressed I probably started checking out Underground Comix in the early 1970s when I was a teenager Given that I was growing out of reading the Marvel Comics such like Mad Magazines that had been so central to my childhood, I don t think I was really much in the mood to be impressed by any comics any I reckon I had hopes t...


  8. Antoine Antoine says:

    Art Spiegelman et Maus, Maus et Art Spiegelman, rarement une uvre aura autant coll son auteur Cet extraordinaire t moignage a trouv sa place dans la liste des ouvrages qui ont marqu leur art et mis son cr ateur dans la position, parfois inconfortable, de Grand Apr s le discutable et discut l ombre des tours mortes, album r action aux attentats du 11 septembre 2001, Breakdowns s attache aux d buts de l auteur A moiti constitu de r cits anciens et moiti de bandes commentaires su Art Spiegelman et Maus, Maus et Art Spiegelman, rarement une uvre aura autant coll son auteur Cet extraordinaire t moignage a trouv sa place dans la liste des ouvrages qui ont marqu leur art et mis son cr ateur ...


  9. Dominick Dominick says:

    Well, if nothing else, this book makes clear, to those not already aware of it, what a high opinion Spiegelman has of himself Not that it s entirely unjustified, of course he is a master of comics technique, as is abundantly evident here He s also an impressive stylist, capable both of striking images in his own style and excellent pastiche work of various figures, not to mention cunning use of collage But he also comes across as pretty consistently impressed with himself, which is unseeml Well, if nothing else, this book makes clear, to those not already...


  10. Pascale Pascale says:

    A very disappointing book I initially was thrilled to hear that Art Spiegelman, the author of legendary graphic novel Maus, was going to be in Portland in mid October as part of the Powell s Book Events series Like many others, I paid my 5 to get in at the Bagdad Theater Despite poor lighting in the auditorium, which, from my vantage point at the back of the room, made Spiegelman s backlit silhouette appear vaguely ant like ...


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