Harvey Pekar and Alison Bechdel will speak at UCLA Live’s “Titans of the Graphic Novel” event on Friday, April 23, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. They will explore the power of graphic novels as a confessional medium.
Pekar’s autobiographical “American Splendor” comics gained a cult following and were adapted into a 2003 feature film with the same name. Bechdel’s graphic memoir, “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic,” was named the best book of 2006 by Time magazine. She is also the author of the syndicated strip “Dykes to Watch Out For.”
UCLA Live is offering Culture Spot LA readers a Buy One, Get One Free ticket deal. To take advantage of this offer, which is good through April 22, use the promo code TITANS when placing your order. Tickets must be purchased in pairs and are available online at: www.uclalive.org/event.asp?Event_ID=678.