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Video preview: Be A Nose

Courtesy of Jeff Lester comes this nifty video animated clip for Art Spiegelman’s upcoming collection (three books covering three time periods) of sketchbook material, Be A Nose, to be published by McSweeney’s. Here’s the official pr:

Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus, creator of Wacky Packs and the Garbage Pail Kids, and father of the modern graphic novel (though hes still demanding a blood test), presents this warts-and-all reproduction of his private sketchbooks — and the results are as candid, sharp, and funny as the relentlessly innovative man behind them. BE A NOSE! is a rare glimpse into the secret scribblings of an American original.

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Spiegelman is not the father of the modern graphic novel. He may have brought to new levels of respect and so on, but I would call Eisner the father of the modern graphic novel.

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