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. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and controversial content.
Join us to hear Spiegelman in conversation with Hillary Chute, Distinguished Professor of English, and Art and Design at Northeastern University, as they discuss comic book censorship, Mad magazine, controversial New Yorker covers, and Speigelman's connection to, and thoughts on, Philip Guston.
Presented in association with “Philip Guston Now,” on view at the MFA from May 1 to September 11, 2022.