NYU Symposium On Cultural Significance of Comics Draws Spiegelman and Others, June 6


The symposium, which includes Art Spiegelman, Gary Panter, Lynda Barry, the New Yorker s Françoise Mouly, and others, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.2100. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place). The event is taking place in conjunction with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts and its MoCCA Art Festival, June 7 and 8, at the Puck Building at Houston and Lafayette in Lower Manhattan.

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The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU will host a one-day symposium-“Post-Bang: Comics Ten Minutes After the Big Bang!”-on Fri., June 6, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (at University Place). The symposium, which includes Art Spiegelman, Gary Panter, Lynda Barry, the New Yorker’s Françoise Mouly, and others, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.2100. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place). The event is taking place in conjunction with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts and its MoCCA Art Festival, June 7 and 8, at the Puck Building at Houston and Lafayette in Lower Manhattan.

Over the past few years comics have escaped from the shtetl and entered the salon. A “big bang” has exploded the assumption that the medium is inherently immature, and comics have hurtled into the worlds of book publishin 500

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