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Art Spiegelman speaks tonight in D.C.

Hallowed comic book writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman (Raw magazine, Maus, ) will be George Washington University here in D.C. tonight discussing “Comix 101.1,” whatever that is.

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Spiegelman’s speech begins at 7 p.m. in the Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building at GW, 805 21st St. NW. (Phone (202) 994-5206).

I want desperately to go, but as you regular readers (yes, all five of you) have probably surmised, I am wickedly busy. I’ve got actual work-related writing to do, I’m walking something like 700 neighborhood dogs, I’m tending to a post-surgery sweetie, and I’m preparing to move both of us into a much smaller apartment in two weeks. This is why, Facebook friends, I’ve been complaining about falling asleep every night at 10:30. My shit is tired. Or vitamin-deficient.

My Amazon order arrived!

Just moments ago I opened a much anticipated package from Amazon. What does it say about me that I am excited equally about:

Susan Sontag‘s Reborn: Journals and Notebooks 1947-1963:
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And the Wacky Packages book:

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I think it means I’m solidly middlebrow.

But, did you notice the Wacky Package book has an introduction by cartoonist/graphic novelist Art Speigelman? He’s a Pulitzer Prize winner! Did you know Mr. Spiegelman and Zippy The Pinhead creator Bill Griffith used to draw these Wacky Packages cards for the Topps Company? (Hey, remember the day Bill left a comment on the blog?)

Which book would you rather peruse? Anyone for both?

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