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Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston On Comics And Jazz

Oct 16, 2014

Art Spiegelman is rarely 'Wordless!', even though that is the title of his traveling production with musical collaborator Phillip Johnston.
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Art Spiegelman has been called the father of the graphic novel, though it's a title he resists. And composer Phillip Johnston has been a fixture in the New York underground music scene since the 1980s. The friends and collaborators teamed up on a performance (coming to Kansas City October 19, 2014) that, according to Johnston, is like a high school class slideshow lecture on LSD. 

Guests:

  • Art Spiegelman, comic book memoirist
  • Phillip Johnston, composer and musician