Sunday, October 12, 2014

Risk- Taking Researcher - Melissa M

Pages 5-71
Rotation #1

 Art Spiegelman, the author of the book Maus, was born on Feburary 15, 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is now a 66 year old american cartoonist, best known for writing this book because it won a  Pulitzer Prize. Adding, he has been co- editor on the comic magazines Arcade and Raw, which has also been a big influence in his career and he before, in 1992, he would be a contributing artist for the New Yorker. He is married to Françoise Mouly, a designer and editor and he has a daughter called Nadja Spiegelman, which is a writer. Going back to him, he took 13 years to write this book. Maus, if anyone was confused, is just Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. Like all of the book that we are reading in class, this book was banned. In this case, it's because it includes human race and postmodern techniques.  

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This is the first time I read a piece of Art Spiegelman and I'm liking it a lot so far. I think it is very interesting how he set up the the book because in the book, Artie is writing  a comic about his father's life and the book is an actual comic. I, personally, love to read comics because they are very fun. However, this one is not only fun, but it's also very emotional  That makes me really understand what the character's situation really are. For example, on page 66, Vladek comes back home and he sees his family again. They give a big family hug. Another example is on page 46 when Vladek was forced by his father to wake up very early, not eat, and do a lot of exercise. The pictures and the words represented his condition. He looked very week. 

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