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Artist and author Scott McCloud discusses and reads from his book “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art.” This discussion focuses heavily on the history of comics, or sequential art, and notable figures using this artform. Studs plays "Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee: 4. The Twittering Machine" - Gunther Schuller (1966).
Monsters, imagination and violence in children's literature are all topics of Maurice Sendak's book, "Where the Wild Things Are." When writing the book, Sendak used his own experiences as a little boy, remembering that the monsters in the family were relatives on his mother's side. There are two excerpts of composer Oliver Knussen.
Interest into James Steven George Boggs' artwork first started because Boggs had doodled a picture on a napkin at a coffee shop. The waitress there really liked Boggs' drawing and offered him $50.00 for it. Boggs, otherwise known as J.S.G. Boggs, also talks about how the Bank of England placed him on trial, accusing him of illegally producing currency.
The Ragdale Ensemble is a wind piano group composed of artists from the Ragdale artists' colony in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Hirschfeld is best known for his theatrical images and his long career with the New York Times.