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Maus, a survivor's tale. I, My father bleeds history
Art Spiegelman
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Artist and writer Art Spiegelman is a teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the creator of Maus, a graphic novel that depicts his father's struggles in Hitler's Europe, and which earned Spiegelman a Pulitzer Prize. (Bowker Author Biography) Art Spiegelman, 1948 - Cartoonist Art Spiegelman was born in 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden and was the son of Polish Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz. He's been a cartoonist since he was a teenager. His family immigrated to the United States and Spiegelman attended Harpur College from 1965-1968. His mother committed suicide in 1968. In 1977, he married Francoise Mouly, a publisher. Spiegelman became a creative consultant, designer, and writer for Topps Chewing Gum, Inc., where he produced novelty packaging and bubble gum cards. He became fascinated with the underground comics and created a comic book addressed to an adult audience and "The Complete Mr. Infinity" appeared in 1970. It was followed by "Maus: A Survivor's Tale" (1986), which is based on his father's experiences as a concentration camp survivor. It was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Joel M. Cavior Award for Jewish Writing. Maus is a narrative of the Holocaust and shows the difficulties of the second generation Holocaust survivors have in coming to terms with the horrible brutality their ancestors experienced. "Maus: A Survivor's Tale II" was published in 1991. In 1992, Spiegelman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his creation of the two-volume classic comic book Maus. In 1980, with his wife he founded Raw, an annual magazine that showcases the talents of avant-garde artist writers of adult comics. In 1992, he became a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker magazine and his work has appeared on many covers. "Art Spiegelman: The Road to Maus" has been circulated by the Galerie St. Etienne in New York. It has been previously shown to great acclaim across the United States, the Netherlands, France and Germany. A slightly different presentation of the same material was originally presented by New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1991. (Bowker Author Biography) Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Maus" and "Maus II". His work has been published in more than sixteen languages and has appeared in "The New York Times", "Village Voice", and "Playboy", among others. He has been a contributing editor and cover artist for "The New Yorker" since 1992 and lives in Manhattan. (Publisher Provided)

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