“Maus moves many people for a reason, something your dismissive posturing cannot account for.”
Archive for: Art Spiegelman
Spiegelman demonstrated that comics, which always labor under the onus of being dismissed as children’s fare, can grapple with the weightiest topics.
An excerpt from The Real, The True, and The Told concerning Art Spiegelman’s Maus
Greetings, Hooded Utilitarians. My name is Casey Rae-Hunter, and I’m a so-and-so who lives in Washington, DC. Both personally and professionally, my karma sees to it that I wrangle with issues at the intersection of creativity, policy and technology. I also wear pants, which have been known to have years, and vice versa. It is my [...]
Spiegelman claims a similar kind of tension, a similar difficulty of representation. But his art does not justify the claim. On the contrary, the use of caricature, which Priego sees as emphasizing the problems of communication, actually finesses it.
This originally ran in The Comics Journal a ways back. I reprinted it at my old group blog Eaten By Ducks, but I thought it’d be nice to have it here in case I had a reader or two who hadn’t seen it. For me, as for millions of Americans, September 11, 2001 was no [...]