The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, which was also nominated for the National Book Critics Award. He lives in New York.
Art Spiegelman...to the comics world is a Michelangelo and a Medici
both, an influential artist who is also an impresario and an
enabler of others...[Maus's] great innovation-unmatched and
possibly unmatchable-was in its combination of style and
subject....It would be almost impossible to overstate the influence
of Maus among other artists * New York Times Magazine *
Spiegelman has become one of The New Yorker's most sensational artists, in recent years drawing illustrations for covers that are meant not just to be plainly understood but also to reach up and tattoo your eyeballs with images....From his Holocaust saga [Maus] in which Jewish mice are exterminated by Nazi cats, to the The New Yorker covers guaranteed to offend, to a wild party that ends in murder: Art Spiegelman's cartoons don't fool around * Los Angeles Times *
A startling and provocative work * Newsday *
For one moment on an otherwise perfect fall day in Manhattan, time stood absolutely still, and since then history has rushed past too quickly for any artist to keep up. This disjunction between experience and understanding gives In the Shadow of No Towers something so much more than a linear narrative: It is a love letter to a city that this artist, no matter his fears, could not bring himself to leave * Paper Magazine *