Phillip Johnston & Art Spiegelman’s ‘WORDLESS!’


The highbrow loony tunes and merry melodies intrinsic to the Microscopic Septet, in which Johnston plays saxophone and composes, should take on a more self-reflexive hue during this multimedia collaboration with Art Spiegelman. The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist (Maus) and comics scholar will speak and show slides from the medium’s earliest days and present a new work titled “Shaping Thought!,” with Johnston’s sextet accompanying.

Sat., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2014