Art Spiegelman is a leading figure in the comic
book world; he is known as the Michelangelo of the
cartoon genre. Maus I won the Pulitzer Prize for literature
in 1986. He is credited for pioneering the 'low art' of comics
to achieve this 'high art' respectability. It was unprecedented
for a graphic novel to achieve such acclaim. Spiegelman has artwork
displayed in museums internationally and continues to be one of
the prominent contributing artists and writers for the New
Yorker magazine. He has rejected offers to make Maus
into a film or TV production claiming distaste for pixel digital
One of his most recent graphic novels, In
the Shadow of No Towers, was written in response to the September
11, 2001 tragedy.
Find out more About Spiegelman:
Spiegelman A biography
House Biography A short biography of Art Spiegelman
from Random House publishers.
Public Radio Art Spiegelman A collection of radio interviews
and articles about the author and his works. Includes discussions
of Maus and other works. The page also includes a short
audio excerpt of the real-life Vladek telling his story to his
in Touch with My Inner Racist A short article by Art
Spiegleman, reflecting on issues of race and racism in his personal
and family life.
Pains - The Guardian on Art Spiegelman An article on Art Spiegelman
from the UK-based Guardian newspaper. The article touches on Spiegelman's
history, works, and personality.
Special NPR Special on Art Spiegelman (with a Vladek sound