Art Spiegelman Lecture
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus? which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents? survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America.
As creative consultant for Topps Bubble Gum Co. from 1965-1987, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other novelty items. In 1980, Spiegelman founded RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine, with his wife, Francoise Mouly-Maus was originally serialized in the pages of RAW. In 2011 he won the Grand Prix at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, marking only the third time an American has received the honor (the other two were Will Eisner and Robert Crumb). The honor also included a retrospective exhibition of his artwork and an accompanying book, CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps. Spiegelman's other recent work includes a new edition of his 1978 anthology, Breakdowns and a book about the artist Si Lewen titled Si Lewen's Parade: An Artist's Odyssey. In 2015 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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