Posts Tagged ‘Art Spiegelman’

That is Your Childhood Self

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Yesterday Maurice Sendak died. He was the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and many other iconic and iconoclastic children’s books. He was 83. The New York Times has a good write-up on his career.

Today, in response to a request from Neil Gaiman, the New Yorker has unlocked a comic by Art Spiegelman, recounting a conversation Maurice and Art had, way back in 1993. It’s quite lovely and funny, and you can check it out over at their website.

By Art Spiegelman and Maurice Sendak

(via Neil Gaiman)

Letting Loose the Ban Hammer

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

It’s Banned Books Week here in the United States, which means plenty of articles and displays about books that have faced removal from schools and public library systems due to objectionable content. Graphic novels are no stranger to challenges, and the ALA has put out a list of popular graphic novels and the reasons they got in trouble, including a few nonfiction titles—one that you would think normally beyond reproach:

  • Blankets by Craig Thompson – Sexually explicit content
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel – Sexually explicit content
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman – Anti-ethnic

Banned Book Week started September 25 and lasts until October 2.

(via Blog@Newsarama)