Cartoonist Art Spiegelman appears in conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the NYPL on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Art Spiegelman moved readers with Maus, the renowned graphic novel recounting his father’s experience of the Holocaust. Now, Spiegelman has brought to our attention the forgotten Si Lewen masterpiece, The Parade, a wordless meditation on the cycle of war. LIVE welcomes Spiegelman to celebrate the republication of the book and to honor Si Lewen’s memory.
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ART SPIEGELMAN is renowned for his work’s shifting graphic styles, formal complexity, and controversial content. He is perhaps best known for his two-volume Holocaust narrative, Maus, the story of his parents’ survival in the death camps and their lives later in America, portraying Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Spiegelman’s work also includes Breakdowns (1978); MetaMaus, a companion to the 25th Anniversary edition of Maus; In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; and Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps (2013). His work has been published in many periodicals, including the New Yorker, where he was a staff artist and writer from 1993-2003. His numerous accolades include a Special Pulitzer Prize for Maus (1992), Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2005), Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France (2007), the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (2011), membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2015). He has most recently written, designed and edited a book about the artist Si Lewen, titled Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, released in October 2016.
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Art Spiegelman speaks at Northeastern University on Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 5:00pm.
“What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?”
A lecture with images
Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator and author of MAUS, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Breakdowns
The Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture
Blackman Auditorium in Ell Hall
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation
Northeastern University — Blackman Auditorium
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Art Spiegelman appears on Monday, March 26, 2012 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus
Monday, March 26, 7:30 pm
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Winner of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award
Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman reenters Maus, the unforgettable biography of his father’s life during and after the Holocaust. Spiegelman delves into the book that consumed him for 13 years to discuss his survivor parents, the oxymoron of picturing life in a death camp, racist imagery and his beloved medium of comics. MetaMaus brilliantly deconstructs one of the most important works of art and literature of the 20th century, while providing insight into Spiegelman’s creative process.
Art Spiegelman is an award-winning author and illustrator of more than 10 books, most notably Maus, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, formal complexity and often controversial content. His work has been published in numerous periodicals, including The New Yorker, where he was a staff artist and writer from 1993-2003.
“Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? Spiegelman answers intelligently, articulately, and with a high degree of psychological and aesthetic penetration.” Booklist, starred review
“Richly rewarding…The book also serves as a master class on the making and reading of comics…The last frame encapsulates in one single moment the artfulness behind the tale we’ve just read, and the uneasy combination of filial pride and anger that flowed through Maus and flows through Metamaus as well.” The New York Times Book Review
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