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  • Cartoonist Art Spiegelman reveals his influences in ‘Wordless!’

    By Avishay Artsy

    October 7, 2014 | 11:50 am

    When cartoonist Art Spiegelman published the first volume of his graphic novel “Maus” in 1986, many hailed it as a milestone in the history of comics. The memoir of his father’s experience in the Holocaust, drawn with Nazis as cats and Jews as mice, sparked a widespread...

  • Israel in the eyes of Harvey Pekar

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 5, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Ever since Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” won a Pulitzer Prize, no apologies need to be made for the aspirations of comic book artists to enter the realm of literature.  R. Crumb, for example, recently rendered nothing less exalted than the Book of Genesis as a graphic novel.  And...

  • Spiegelman among National Jewish Book Awards winners

    January 12, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Author and illustrator Art Spiegelman and Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld are among the winners of the 2011 National Jewish Book Awards.

    The awards, which were announced Wednesday, are given out annually by the Jewish Book Council to honor outstanding books of Jewish interest.

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  • ‘MetaMaus’ revisits, expands upon Pulitzer-winning graphic novel

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 12, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Art Spiegelman shattered the conventions of comic books and Holocaust literature with the publication of “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel

    that depicts the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice.  Now, a quarter-century after the publication of “Maus,” Spiegelman...

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  • Art Spiegelman: Behind the Mouse Mask

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 10, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    Wearing a three-piece suit and looking more elder statesman than the artist he is, Art Spiegelman addressed an audience of about 100 at the high-toned Soho House on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood late in the afternoon of Oct. 9. The occasion was the taping of a conversation with...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 11-17: Mr. Maus in the haus, Yiddishkayt, Sita Sings the Blues

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 10, 2008 | 5:29 pm

    SAT | OCTOBER 11

    (AUTHOR TALK)
    Before "Maus" won him the first and only Pulitzer Prize for a graphic novel, Art Spiegelman was a "drug-addled youth cartoonist" honing his talent and battling inner demons during the '60s. He compiled his formative experiences into a personal and...
  • Drawing on Sept. 11

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    As he outran the toxic cloud of the dying World Trade Center, Art Spiegelman heard the voice of his father, the Holocaust survivor: "The world is treacherous. Keep your bags packed."

    "My initial response was 'grab the family and flee,'" the famed cartoonist said of Sept. 11....

  • A Weekend of Art

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It was a dream come true for devotees of revered cartoonist Art Spiegelman last weekend, as the chain-smoking New Yorker flew into town to speak before capacity crowds at Second Generation and Skirball Cultural Center programs.

    For those unfamiliar with his "Maus" graphic novels,...

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