Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought the comic book out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelf. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Holocaust narrative Maus, which was proclaimed a “masterpiece” by the New Yorker. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, formal complexity, and controversial content.
Hear Spiegelman discuss comic book censorship and the dangers of cartoon representation, commenting on MAD magazine, thought-provoking New Yorker covers, and the impact of the tragic Charlie Hebdo attack.
This event is part of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures.
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Above: Image courtesy of Enno Kapitza-Agentur Focus.