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    Breakdowns (Hardback) By (author) Art Spiegelman

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    Description"Breakdowns" - a portrait of the artist as young - was Art Spiegelman's first book, and has been described by the author as 'a comix-format memoir about becoming a comix memoirist (it contains, for instance, a fascinating section on the genesis of Maus). It chronicles with heartbreaking detail Spiegelman's own nervous breakdown, his experiments with psychedelic drugs, his mother's suicide and his incarceration in a mental hospital. It also includes vivid portraits of his artist friends, mentors, girlfriends and more generally the birth of underground comix in the 1960s. No one with an interest in the American counterculture, the development of graphic art, or indeed Spiegelman himself, should miss this.

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    By (author) Art Spiegelman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 356 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    ISBN 13: 9780670916825
    ISBN 10: 067091682X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    DC22: 741.5973
    BISAC V2.8: CGN000000
    Thema V1.0: XA
    Illustrations note
    Graphic novel - illustrations throughout
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    27 November 2008
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    Author Information
    Art Spiegelman is cofounder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world. He is the author of Maus, for which he was honored with the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and In the Shadow of No Towers. He lives in New York City with his wife, Francoise Mouly, and their two children, Nadja and Dashiell.