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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...

  • The New Yorker’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on His New Book and Judd Apatow TV Series

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:07 am

    Many people know Bruce Eric Kaplan as BEK, the longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker.  But he’s also worked as a writer on the iconic TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Seinfeld,” where he penned the episode in which Elaine was enraged by a cryptic New Yorker cartoon.

    To say...

  • Most of the Best

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Among the allergens being released this June is a remake of "Around the World in 80 Days," the Jules Verne novel that launched a thousand travel articles. Perhaps Jackie Chan will inhabit the role of Passepartout in a fashion that surpasses the achievements of Cantinflas, "the...

  • Mark of the Werewolf

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the 1970s -- dubbed "the Bronze Age" by comic book historians -- I was a kid living in Canarsie, Brooklyn, N.Y., where, every week, I blew my allowance on Marvel Comics. What I didn't know at the time was that Don Perlin, a Canarsie native, was illustrating some of those books in...

  • Drawing on Life

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The best running joke from the pilot of Fox's upcoming "Larry Sanders"-style puppet satire "Greg the Bunny" centers on struggling cartoonist Jimmy Bender, played by Scott Green (from the Austin Powers movies). Whenever someone refers to Bender's work as a comic book, he defensively...

  • 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,...