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Michael Tisserand

Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White

Book signing follows

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In his much-anticipated biography Krazy, Michael Tisserand examines the fascinating role race played in the life and work of Krazy Kat cartoonist George Herriman. Born in 1880 to mixed-race parents, Herriman lived his life as a white man, keeping his heritage a secret. In print 1913–44, Krazy Kat’s blend of visual poetry and surrealistic settings made it among the most revered newspaper strips in comics history. Its fervent fans include Robert Crumb, Charles Schulz (Peanuts), and notoriously racist publisher William Randolph Hearst, who supported Herriman and the strip until the artist’s death.

New Orleans–based author of The Kingdom of Zydeco (1998) and Sugarcane Academy (2007), Tisserand signs books in the Wexner Center Store after the reading.

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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