USA Today spotlights the reissue of art spiegelman’s Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young%@&*!, which “deals with his boyhood obsession with MAD comics, his mother’s suicide and an early prototype for Maus, his Pulitzer-winning 1986 graphic novel about his family and the Holocaust in which Nazis are cats and Jews are mice.”
While the collection originally came out in 1978, it’ll include some new pages. “I’m doing an introduction to the book in comics format that’s about as long as the book itself,” spiegelman joked at last year’s Alternative Press Expo. spiegleman will also tour to support the book; check out the list of dates and locations after the jump.
Tuesday, October 7—Austin
7:00 PM– BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd.
Wednesday, October 8—Seattle
7:30 PM– Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue. Hosted by University Book Store.
Thursday, October 9—Portland
7:00 PM– Powells Books at the Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Saturday, October 11—Pasadena
5:00 PM– Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.
Sunday, October 12—Los Angeles
***11:00 AM– Storyopolis, 14945 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks
2:00 PM– Family Bookstore, 436 N. Fairfax Ave.
Monday, October 13—Santa Cruz
7:30 PM– Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue.
Tuesday, October 14—San Francisco
7:00 PM– Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness.
Monday, October 20—New York
7:00 PM– Barnes & Noble, Tribeca, 97 Warren Street.
Wednesday, October 22—New York
7:00 PM– Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway.
Thursday, October 23—Boston
6:00 PM– Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street. Hosted by Harvard Bookstore.
Friday, October 24—Northampton
7:00 PM– Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall. Hosted by Odyssey Book Shop.
Thursday, October 30—Rochester, NY
7:30 PM– Rochester Jewish Book Festival.
Thursday, November 6—Philadelphia
7:30 PM– Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street.
Friday, November 7—Washington, DC
7:00 PM– Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Saturday/Sunday, November 15-16—Miami
Miami Book Fair
Saturday, November 22—New York
***12:00 PM– Books of Wonder, 140 Seventh Avenue