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Witek, Joseph (Hg.): Art Spiegelman. Conversations. (Conversations with Comic Artists.) Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2007. (320 S.)
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781934110119
BibTeX citation key: Witek2007a
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Keywords: Interview, Spiegelman. Art, USA
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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When the graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale won a Special Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for its vivid depiction of the Holocaust and its effects, critics and mainstream audiences recognized that a comic book was capable of exploring complex aesthetic, moral, and cultural themes. Maus's creator Art Spiegelman (b. 1948) became the most famous alternative cartoonist in America.
Art Spiegelman: Conversations reveals an artist who had long been working to establish comics as a serious art form. With his wife Françoise Mouly, he founded and edited RAW—the most influential showcase for avant-garde comics in America—which published early work by such well-established cartoonists as Chris Ware, Kaz, and Gary Panter. Spiegelman's essays and lectures helped to establish that comics have a history and a canon.
This collection of interviews and profiles spans 1976–2006 and covers Spiegelman's career as an artist, critic, educator, and art historian. A previously unpublished interview conducted by the volume's editor discusses themes rarely touched upon in earlier profiles.
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