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Examining 'Cartoon Art' in Lectures

October 29, 1998|CHARLES SOLOMON

The Skirball Cultural Center is presenting a series of lectures and film programs entitled "Cartoon Art," beginning this week and continuing through Jan. 30.

Among the guests will be Art Spiegelman--who won a Pulitzer Prize for his illustrated book about the Holocaust, "Maus"--on Nov. 15. Mell Lazarus, the creator of "Miss Peach" and "Momma," will speak on Dec. 10; Nicole Hollander ("Sylvia") is scheduled for Jan. 30.

A program of animated films based on comic strips will screen on Nov. 10, and a program of politically themed cartoons on Jan. 14.

A special screening honoring Warner Bros. cartoon director and five-time Oscar winner Friz Freleng will be hosted by his daughters, Hope and Sybil, on Jan. 10. Tickets to the lectures are $12 (general admission) and $6 (students); for the Freleng presentation: $10 (general) and $6 (students); to the animation programs: $6 (general) and $4 (students).

BE THERE

"Cartoon Art," Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Information: (310) 440-4500; ticket orders: (213) 660-8587.

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