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About the Author

Art Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 15, 1948. He is the son of Polish Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz. His family immigrated to the United States. He became a professional cartoonist at the age of 16. He studied art and philosophy at Harpur College. He became a show more creative consultant, designer, and writer for Topps Chewing Gum, Inc., where he created Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other novelty items. The Complete Mr. Infinity was published in 1970 and won the Joel M. Cavior Award for Jewish Writing. In 1980, Spiegelman and his wife, Françoise Mouly founded the avant-garde comics magazine RAW. His best known work Maus: A Survivor's Tale, was published in 1986 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. His other works include Maus: A Survivor's Tale II, In the Shadow of No Towers, Breakdowns, Jack and the Box, Be a Nose, and The Ghosts of Ellis Island. MetaMaus won the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in the Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir category. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus (1973) 8,601 copies
In the Shadow of No Towers (2004) 1,210 copies
Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies (2000) — Editor — 332 copies
Jack and the Box (2008) 194 copies
Open Me... I'm a Dog! (1997) 190 copies
Raw Vol. 2, No. 3: High Culture for Low Brows (1991) — Editor — 132 copies
Big Fat Little Lit (2006) — Editor — 121 copies
Read Yourself Raw (1987) 106 copies
Be a Nose! (2009) 93 copies
Raw No. 8: The Graphic Aspirin for War Fever (1982) — Editor — 22 copies
Raw No. 7: The Torn-Again Graphix Magazine (1985) — Editor — 16 copies
New York's Most Wanted (2002) 14 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 1 (1975) — Editor — 10 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 2 (1975) — Editor — 9 copies
Street Cop (2021) 8 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 5 (1976) — Editor — 8 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 7 (1976) — Editor — 5 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 6 (1976) — Editor — 5 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 3 (1975) — Editor — 5 copies
Arcade: The Comics Revue No. 4 (1975) — Editor — 5 copies
Autophobia (2008) 4 copies
Short Order Comix #2 (1974) 4 copies
Le Monde de Maus (2022) 2 copies
Garbage Pail Kids (2012) 2 copies
The Low-Tech Manual (1981) 2 copies
Jungian Analysts (1992) 1 copy
Comics 1 copy
Short Order Comix #1 (1973) 1 copy

Associated Works

The New York Trilogy (1985) — Cover artist, some editions — 9,767 copies
City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (1994) — Introduction, some editions — 1,218 copies
Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima, Volume 1 (1973) — Introduction, some editions — 868 copies
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contributor — 627 copies
The Wild Party (1928) — Illustrator, some editions — 563 copies
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling (2017) — Illustrator, some editions — 536 copies
The Best American Comics 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 382 copies
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Illustrator — 231 copies
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2002) — Editor — 198 copies
The Best American Comics 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 179 copies
Six Novels in Woodcuts (2010) — Editor — 163 copies
In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists (2006) — Contributor — 146 copies
Gods' Man / Madman's Drum / Wild Pilgrimage (2010) — Editor, Introduction — 111 copies
Agony (1987) — Editor — 109 copies
Wacky Packages (2008) — Introduction — 97 copies
Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art (2008) — Contributor, some editions — 84 copies
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust (1995) — Contributor — 79 copies
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contributor — 71 copies
The New Comics Anthology (1991) — Contributor — 66 copies
Vertigo (1937) — Editor, some editions — 59 copies
Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel (2015) — Contributor — 57 copies
Wild Pilgrimage (1932) — Editor, some editions — 55 copies
Little Nemo's big new dreams (2015) — Foreword — 44 copies
Perdita Durango (1995) — Designer — 40 copies
Wacky Packages: NEW NEW NEW (2010) — Author, some editions — 38 copies
The Best of Bijou funnies (1975) — Contributor — 9 copies
Bijou funnies, No. 2 — Illustrator, some editions — 4 copies
World War 3 Illustrated #34: Taking Liberties (2003) — Contributor — 4 copies
Mineshaft #31 (2014) — Contributor — 3 copies
Mondo Snarfo: Surrealistic Comix (1978) — Contributor — 2 copies
World War 3 Illustrated #33: The Situation (2002) — Contributor — 2 copies
Turned on cuties — Contributor — 1 copy
Linus. Giugno 2018 (Linus 2018) — Author — 1 copy

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Reviews

Okay, the art is good, weirdly fitting as so many have already said.

The story feels weird, as a lot of details feel like deja-vu or already heard/read this somewhere. Wouldn't know where, though, but guess it would have to be back in the school days, when for two years you'd learn about this in every subject from math to arts to everything.
 
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cwebb | 256 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
Just a sketchbook, some things nice, some things not more than doodles. Shows Spiegelman's style.
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cwebb | Feb 19, 2024 |
A fascinating but depressing book. I was happy to hear that this is a compulsory read for History majors at the University of Amsterdam.
 
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