Convocation Series

Wordless! An Evening with Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Location: Finney Chapel (directions)

Twenty-two years after the release of his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus, Art Spiegelman presents Wordless!, an innovative hybrid of slides, talk, and musical performance created with acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston. Johnston’s original scores, performed with his sextet, accompany the cartoonist’s personal tour of the first legitimate graphic novels—silent picture stories made by early 20th-century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, and Milt Gross—and their influence on him.

Photo: Enno Kapitza, Agentur Focus