The Maus that roared: Art Spiegelman's take on 40 years of comics
Nearly three decades after publishing his first groundbreaking graphic novel about his father and the Holocaust, Spiegelman seems resigned to being a 'rootless cosmopolitan.'
Art Spiegelman, the creator of the groundbreaking graphic novel “Maus,” smokes a cigarette. Actually, it’s a facsimile - an electronic one permissible in the likes of art galleries - that provides an oral placebo to augment his caffeine habit, the other fuel for his prolific creativity.
The child of Holocaust survivors, the slight, fine-featured Spiegelman appears to embody both the...