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Spiegelman, Art


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    • Spiegelman, Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev
    • Spiegelman, Arthur Isadore
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    • found: His Maus, 1986:CIP t.p. (Art Spiegelman) info. from publisher (b. 1948)
    • found: LC data base, 4/3/86(hdg.: Spiegelman, Art)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed February 13, 2019Art Spiegelman (born Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev on February 15, 1948, American cartoonist, editor, and comics advocate best known for his graphic novel Maus. His work as co-editor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been influential, and from 1992 he spent a decade as contributing artist for The New Yorker. He is married to designer and editor Françoise Mouly and is the father of writer Nadja Spiegelman. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden and immigrated to the U.S. in 1951 name where his name was registered as Arthur Isadore; he later had his given name changed to Art. The family lived in Norristown, Pa. and Rego Park, Queens. Already in at Russell Sage Junior High School he was earning money for drawing. He attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan from1963 to 1965 and Harpur College from 1965 to 1968 where he worked as staff cartoonist for the college newspaper and edited a college humor magazine. He also worked at Topps Chewing Gum Company in the mid-1960s where he co-created parodic series such as Wacky Packages in the 1960s and the Garbage Pail Kids in the 1980s. In 1971 Spiegelman moved to San Francisco and became a part of the countercultural underground comix movement that had been developing there. His work dealt with his mother's suicide, parodies, alcoholism, depression, and pornography. In 1975, Spiegelman moved back to New York City where he met his wife, an architecture student and artist, in1974; they married in 1977. Together they published the work of avant-garde cartoonists and edited avant-garde magazines. Spiegelman came out with Maus: A Survivor's Tale dealing with his father's Holocaust experience. Maus looms large not only over Spiegelman's body of work, but over the comics medium itself. The postmodern book depicts Germans as cats, Jews as mice, and ethnic Poles as pigs, and took 13 years to create until its completion in 1991. It won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992 and has gained a reputation as a pivotal work, responsible for bringing scholarly attention to the comics medium. Spiegelman began teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1978, and continued until 1987. He did covers for The New Yorker (1992-2001). In 1997, Spiegelman had his first children's book published and from 2000 to 2003 Spiegelman and Mouly edited three issues of a children's comics anthology and other comics for educational purposes. He is also known for his September 11-themed New Yorker cover. He is the recipient of many awards including a Pulitzer Prize, Eisner Award, and the Angoulême International Comics Festival, most of them for his work on Maus.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Spiegelman
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    • PS3569.P4785
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    • 1986-04-04: new
    • 2019-04-10: revised
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