General $39.00; Students $29.00 | Tickets www.kofflerarts.org
The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus and Maus II. Art Spiegelman's comics are best known for their shifting cartoon styles and sometimes controversial contents. In his talk, What the %&@! Happened to Comics, he takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes that in our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for "comic echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs."