Spiegelman at the 2007 Alternative Press Expo.
|Born||February 15, 1948 |
|Notable works||Maus: A Survivor's Tale|
Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
In the Shadow of No Towers
Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel memoir, Maus. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, for other uses see Memoir (disambiguation As a literary Genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire Maus A Survivor's Tale is a memoir by Art Spiegelman, presented as a Graphic novel.
Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Vladek Spiegelman and Anja Spiegelman (nee Zylberberg), Polish-Jewish refugees. ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Vladek Spiegelman or Władek Spiegleman ( October 11, 1906 - August 18, 1982) is the subject of the Pulitzer Prize -winning Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Spiegelman grew up in Rego Park in Queens, New York City, New York and graduated from the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. Rego Park is a diverse neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Queens. The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The High School of Art and Design is a Career and Technical Education high school located at 1075 Second Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets in Manhattan Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Spiegelman attended Binghamton University, called Harpur College at the time. The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton or Binghamton University is one of the four university centers in New York State’s system of The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton or Binghamton University is one of the four university centers in New York State’s system of He did not graduate but received an honorary doctorate from there 30 years later. At Harpur, Spiegelman audited classes by the innovative filmmaker Ken Jacobs and became friendly with him. Ken Jacobs (born May 25 1933) is an American Experimental filmmaker. Spiegelman has acknowledged being strongly inspired by Jacobs' work and thought. 
He had one brother named Richieu who died before Art was born. Richieu was caught in the conflicts of World War II and was sent to live with an aunt, Tosha, since the Zawiercie ghetto where she resided seemed safer than the Sosnowiec-Środula ghetto. Zawiercie (zavʲertɕə is a City in the Silesian Voivodeship of southern Poland with 55800 inhabitants (2005 A ghetto is described as a "portion of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social legal or economic pressure Sosnowiec is a city located in the south of Poland. A county capital neighbouring Katowice, and a mining and industrial region it was one of the largest cities When the Nazis started to deport people from the Zawiercie ghetto, Tosha poisoned herself, Richieu, her own daughter (Bibi) and her niece (Lonia). (Maus, Volume 1) Art mentions in Maus that he felt like he had a sibling rivalry with a photograph, since his parents were still upset over the death of their first-born son. Sibling Rivalry is the twelfth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 2000 The second volume of Maus was dedicated to Richieu and to Spiegelman's daughter Nadja.
In the late winter of 1968, he suffered a brief but intense nervous breakdown, an event occasionally referred to in his work.  After his release from a mental hospital, his mother, Anja, committed suicide.  Spiegelman was a major figure in the underground comics movement of the 1960s and 1970s, contributing to publications such as Real Pulp, Young Lust and Bizarre Sex. Underground comics (or comix) are Small press or self-published Comic books that began to appear in the US in the late 1960s He co-founded two significant comics anthology publications, Arcade (with Bill Griffith) in San Francisco during the early 1970s and Raw with his wife, artist (and, later, Art Editor of the The New Yorker) Françoise Mouly, in 1980. Arcade The Comics Revue was a magazine-sized Comics anthology created and edited by Art Spiegelman and Bill Griffith. Bill Griffith (born William Henry Jackson Griffith, 20 January 1944) is an American Cartoonist. RAW was a groundbreaking Comics anthology edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly and published from 1980 to 1991 The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry Françoise Mouly (born 1955 is a Paris -born French artist and designer best known for her work with RAW, a showcase publication for cutting
In 1973 he co-edited with Bob Schneider Whole Grains: A Collection of Quotations, featuring the notable words of countercultural icons like Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan before they got much play in such mainstream reference works as Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. The book was mistakenly racked on the "Cookbook" shelves at some bookstores.
Together with many other innovative works, Raw serialized Maus, which retraces his parents' story as they survived the Holocaust. Maus A Survivor's Tale is a memoir by Art Spiegelman, presented as a Graphic novel. The Holocaust (from the Greek el ''ὁλόκαυστον'' (el-Latn holókauston holos, "completely" and kaustos, "burnt" also known as In 1986, he released the first volume of Maus (Maus I: A Survivor's Tale, also known as Maus I: My Father Bleeds History) The second volume, Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began followed in 1991. Maus attracted an unprecedented amount of critical attention for a work in the form of comics, including an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA, on 53rd Street between Fifth New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism,
Spiegelman has also worked in more commercial forums: After a summer internship (when he was 18) at Topps Bubble Gum, he was hired as a staff writer-artist-editor in Woody Gelman's Product Development Department. For the meat company see Topps Meat Company. The Topps Company Inc During his 20 years with Topps, Spiegelman invented Garbage Candy (candy in the form of garbage, sold in miniature plastic garbage cans), the Wacky Packages card series and countless other hugely successful novelties. Wacky Packages are a series of Trading cards featuring Parodies of American Consumer products. With Mark Newgarden, he co-created Garbage Pail Kids stickers and cards. Mark Newgarden is an American underground Cartoonist born in Brooklyn in 1959 Garbage Pail Kids (in Australia, 'The Garbage Gang' is a series of Trading cards produced by the Topps Company, originally released in 1985 and designed
After 20 years of asking Topps to grant the creators a percentage of the profits, and after other industries (such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics) had grudgingly conceded, Topps still refused. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Spiegelman, who had assigned Topps work to many of his cartoonist friends or students, left over the issue of creative ownership and ownership of artwork. In 1989 Topps auctioned off the original artwork they had accumulated over the decades and kept the profits.
Hired by Tina Brown in 1992, Spiegelman worked for The New Yorker for ten years but resigned a few months after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Tina Brown Lady Evans (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1952, in Maidenhead, England) is a Journalist, The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry The cover created by Spiegelman and Mouly for the September 24 issue of The New Yorker received wide acclaim. At first it appears to be totally black, but upon close examination it reveals the silhouettes of the World Trade Center towers in a slightly darker shade of black. The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan Spiegelman states that his resignation from The New Yorker was to protest the "widespread conformism" in the United States media. Spiegelman is a sharp critic of the administration of President George W. Bush and claims that the American media has become "conservative and timid. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. "
In September 2004, he released In the Shadow of No Towers, in which he relates his experience of the Twin Towers attack and the psychological after-effects. In the Shadow of No Towers is a Comic by Pulitzer Prize -winning graphic artist Art Spiegelman. Since Fall 2005, Spiegelman's new series "Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!" has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review. The Virginia Quarterly Review is a Literary magazine in the United States.
In the June 2006 edition of Harper's magazine, he published an article on the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy which had occurred earlier in the year. Harper's Magazine (also Harper's) is a monthly general-interest Magazine of literature politics culture finance and the arts At least one vendor, Canada's Indigo chain of booksellers, refused to sell the particular issue. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Indigo Books & Music Inc ( is a retail chain in Canada. It was created in 1996 and their first store called Indigo Books Music & More was opened in Burlington Called "Drawing Blood: Outrageous Cartoons and the Art of Outrage" the article contained a survey of the sometimes dire impact of political cartooning on its creators, ranging from Honoré Daumier (who was imprisoned for a satirical work) to George Grosz (who was exiled). Honoré Daumier ( February 26, 1808 &ndash February 10, 1879) was a French Printmaker, Caricaturist, George Grosz ( July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings The article raised the ire of Indigo because it seemed to promote the continuance of racially-motivated cartooning. 
Spiegelman is a prominent advocate for the medium of comics. Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" He taught courses in the history and aesthetics of comics at schools including the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. The School of Visual Arts ( SVA) is an Art school in Manhattan New York City and is one of the nation's leading independent Colleges of art and He tours the country giving a lecture he calls "Comix 101. " An anthology of interviews with Spiegelman, spanning 25 years and a wide variety of printed venues, was published by University Press of Mississippi in 2007 as Art Spiegelman: Conversations.
Together with Françoise Mouly, he published three hardcover anthologies of comics for children, called Little Lit, and in 2006, Big Fat Little Lit. Little Lit is a Comic book anthology series published by Pulitzer Prize -winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman and New Yorker He is an advisor for Mouly's newest publishing project, the TOON Books, a groundbreaking line of hardcover comics for young readers, which will be released in 2008.
He lives in downtown Manhattan with Mouly and their two children, Nadja and Dashiell.
Spiegelman played himself in the 2007 episode "Husbands and Knives" of The Simpsons, alongside actor Jack Black and other comic book writers Dan Clowes and Alan Moore. " Husbands and Knives " is the seventh episode of The Simpsons ' nineteenth season, and was first broadcast on November Thomas Jack Black Jr (born August 28 1969 is an American Actor, Comedian and Musician. Daniel Gillespie Clowes (born April 14, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award -nominated American Author Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed
In 1973 he co-edited with Bob Schneider Whole Grains: A Collection of Quotations, featuring the notable words of countercultural icons like Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan before they got much play in such mainstream reference works as Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.