Art Spiegelman's identity crisis.

Reading between the lines.
Oct. 28 2008 9:50 AM

Making Comics After Mauschwitz

Art Spiegelman in search of a second act.

Apologies to Adorno, but I've got a question: Is it really possible for Art Spiegelman to make comics after Mauschwitz? That question hangs over every comic strip and book that he has penned since Maus: A Survivor's Tale, his path-breaking cat-and-mouse comic about his father's life in Auschwitz. The book, published in two parts, My Father Bleeds History (1986) and And Here My Troubles Began (1991), won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992.

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Sarah Boxer is the author of Ultimate Blogs and In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary