Community Events: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Legendary Cartoonists

Arts & Lectures is definitely bringing out the big guns next month:

Matt Groening & Lynda Barry, October 10
Love, Hate & Comics: The Friendship That Would Not Die

“Arts & Lectures welcomes the return of cartoonist and graphic novelist Lynda Barry, who shares the stage with her longtime friend Matt Groening – legendary creator of The Simpsons. Matt Groening and Lynda Barry are gifted, sublimely subversive cartoonists extraordinaires, who’ve carved out ingenious worlds, forever changing the way we think about cartoons. The two met nearly 40 years ago as students while working on their college newspaper. In an unforgettable conversation, Groening (Futurama, Life in Hell) and Barry (Ernie Pook’s Comeek, What It Is) discuss love, hate, comics – and the perpetual joy of driving each other crazy.”

Click here for more info and ticket links.

WORDLESS! An Evening of Words, Music and Comix, October 17
Words & Pictures by Art Spiegelman, with music Composed by Phillip Johnston

“Cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s landmark creation, Maus, is considered one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. In this multimedia feast for the senses blending projections of drawings, live jazz music and narration, the celebrated artist takes us on a joyful romp through the little-known early history of the graphic novel. While smashing the distinctions between high and low art, he pays tribute to some of his personal heroes – the early-20th century masters of wordless picture stories, including Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross. Features Shaping Thought!, a new work drawn by Spiegelman, with music performed by composer Phillip Johnston’s sextet.”

Click here for more info and ticket links.

By Keir DuBois
Published September 29, 2014
AIGA encourages thoughtful, responsible discourse. Please add comments judiciously, and refrain from maligning any individual, institution or body of work. Read our policy on commenting.