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  • ‘The Property’: Graphic in gray areas

    May 15, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Rutu Modan’s recently released graphic novel, “The Property,” is the latest in a long line of works using the medium to express the Jewish experience.

    In 1978, Will Eisner began popularizing the long-form comics format with Lower East Side Jewish tales in “A Contract With God.”...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

  • 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...

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  • The ‘Maus’ that roared

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 25, 2008 | 6:41 pm

    Art Spiegelman, the cartoonist whose graphic memoir, "Maus," won a Pulitzer Prize, was in town recently to promote a reissue of "Breakdowns," a collection of his underground comics work first published in 1978.

    As Spiegelman pointed out to me, his name in German means "Mirror Man"...

  • 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...