Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Victor B - Blog 1


Week 1

Maus by Art Spiegelman

     Art Spiegelman is an American cartoonist and editor born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. He is best known for his graphic novel Maus. He is also known for writing and controversial pieces. After his father survived the holocaust he decided to start writing his longest comic book, Maus. In this book, Nazis are cats, Jews are mice, and ethnic Poles as pigs. This book was published in 1991 and won the important Pulitzer Prize in 1992. This book was also exposed in the Museum of Modern Arts after getting a lot of critical attention. In 1979 he made a research visit to Auschwitz concentration camp where his parents had been imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. The author of this book also helped introduce other important comic authors. He works as a teacher and editor in the School of Visual Arts in New York City mentoring younger cartoonists.

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