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Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman
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Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman
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Dec 13, 2022 | ISBN 9780375715389

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PRAISE FOR BREAKDOWNS:

“Some of the smartest criticism of the comics genre ever rendered.” —NPR

“Intricate … funny … truly weird … Breakdowns really comes into its own.” The Guardian

“Revelatory … [Breakdowns] traces [Spiegelman′s] development of both a philosophy and an aesthetic that would result in comics being taken more seriously than they had been.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This reprint of Spiegelman’s 1978 collection of comics is a must-have for any comics aficionado, art-house dude, hipster or anyone who ever thought to himself, “Hmm, comics are kinda cool.” Spiegelman gives us the story that led to Maus, and we see how he evolved from an R. Crumb-loving artist with neuroses pertaining to The Dick Van Dyke Show to a tight storyteller of anxious, modern folktales. One of the functions of the artist is to take us to hell and get us out in one piece. Spiegelman’s early trips into hallucinatory darkness do this. We come out in one piece; it’s not clear he did. —Publisher’s Weekly [starred review]

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