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Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman

Comic Artist

  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Creator of Maus

Art Spiegelman is a comics artist, editor and advocate for the medium of comics for the past 30 years. He is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel memoir, Maus which retraces his parents' story as Holocaust survivors. Spiegelman worked for Topps Bubble Gum and The New Yorker. He has taught courses in the history and aesthetics of comics at schools including the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the School of Visual Arts and Columbia University, both in New York. In 2005, Time Magazine named Spiegelman one of their "Top 100 Most Influential People".

In October 2011, Spiegelman released MetaMaus, which tells the story of the creation of Maus and includes a DVD produced through the help of MDM students. Students digitized the transcripts of Spiegelman's interviews with his father as well as illustrations, photos and other images.