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Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman (born in 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an American Comics Artist, Editor, and comics Advocate.  His work includes Breakdowns, In The Shadow of No Towers and his award-winning comic novel Maus. His work as co-editor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been highly influential, and from 1992 he spent a decade as contributing artist for The New Yorker. As an editor, a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a lecturer, Spiegelman has promoted better understanding of comics and has mentored younger cartoonists.  He has recently remastered a lost classic, The Parade, an epic of wordless pictures by Si Lewen which recounts the endlessly repeated cycle of the human yen to war. Lewen was a Polish American who was part of an elite force in the liberation of Buchenwald.
Art Spiegelman & Hillary Chute in conversation with Jonathan Freedland
Part of BBC Arena at Jewish Book Week  From Superman to Maus, comic art has both subverted and triumphed over popular culture for almost a century. Our latest online event sees Jonathan Freedland joined by Maus creator Art Spiegelman and Hillary Chute, editor of the National Jewish Book Award winner ...