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...
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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...
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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...
November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pmIt 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,...