MAUS revisted

Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1992. I finished the first book in the two-part series about a month ago in preparation for a visit to Yad Vashem last week. Maus is shocking, tragic, funny, and brutally eye-opening. It's the most beautifully told, gripping account of the Holocaust I've ever read, and I've been reading about it all my life.

Just happened upon this Morning Edition piece about how MAD magazine influenced Spiegelman's comic book take on his father's personal survivor story.

Listen to it here, and read excerpts from Maus here.

Accoding to his Pantheon bio, Spiegelman is currently working on the libretto and the sets for a new opera about the history of comics entitled "Drawn to Death: A Three Panel Opera" with composer Phillip Johnston. Perhaps The Rejection Collection will figure into that somehow?

Below, a panel from Maus via Pantheon Graphic Novels:

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