Posts Tagged ‘Breakdowns’

TCJ 300: Comicopia

Posted by on January 4th, 2010 at 5:37 AM

Something Old and Something New

Yes, it's the 300th issue of the Journal. Another of those magic round numbers. Comics fandom is so wrapped up in numbers that you'd think it was baseball. But it's not baseball. It's not even hardball. It's comics, the medium of pictures and words, not numbers. Still, counting as we go, we take up Art Spiegelman's latest production, the reissue last year of Breakdowns, which obliges us to cast a moistly rolling eye back 30-some years in comics history to see, by comparison, what we may have learned in the three decades that the Journal has been published by the present proprietor.

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Breakdowns Offers Breakthroughs: Review of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@§ ! by Art Spiegelman

Posted by on December 7th, 2009 at 12:04 AM

Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@§!; Art  Spiegelman; Pantheon Books; 72 pp., $27.50; Color and B&W, Hardcover; ISBN: 9780375423956

In 1978, five thousand copies of Art Spiegelman’s Breakdowns were printed, although most of those, thanks to a

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