Thursday, October 6, 2011


I had the unusual pleasure of driving home after work yesterday and catching an interview on NPR with Art Spiegelman about a new book from him called MetaMaus which offers up some background to his classic Maus. It's hard to believe that it's been over twenty-five years since those tomes came out and gave comics something the mainstream could talk about.

I did enjoy Spiegelman's note of mild frustration that Maus has been tagged as kiddie lit, since that's clearly because of the format. "Adults" can only take comics just so seriously after all. He also quoted his wife suggesting that the two great accomplishments of his career were Maus and the fact that he'd kept Maus from becoming an inevitably lame movie.

Here's a link to the whole thing.

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