Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! (Pantheon)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! is the subtitle of this new book, and we talk about the kind of young %@&*! Art Spiegelman was: a depressive %@&*!, paranoid, with a strong formalist streak and a desire to align commix with the aesthetics of the high arts. We know the young man left his mark, but what does the old %@&*! have to say about him?