Art Spiegelman's comics are best known for their scratch-board, illustrative style and controversial contents. In his talk “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” he takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes that in our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for "comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs."
Art Spiegelman, the cartoonist, author, New Yorker staff artist and writer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his Holocaust narrative, Maus. His comics are best known “for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity and controversial content.” In 1980, Spiegelman founded RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine, with his wife, Françoise Mouly. In 2004 he completed a two-year cycle of broadsheet-sized color comics pages, In the Shadow of No Towers. A book version of these works was published by Pantheon in the United States, appeared on many national bestseller lists, and was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004.
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