Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman to speak on campus.
On February 8, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman will give a lecture on campus entitled “Comix 101.” Spiegelman will cover the chronological evolution of comics, comic books as media and explain why their importance may be on the rise.
In Maus, the iconic work that won him the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, Spiegelman tells the story of his parent’s survival of a World War II concentration camp. Depicting Jews as mice and Nazis as cats (the Katzies), Spiegelman completed the story of his parents’ experiences and their later lives in America in Maus II. His most recent publication, In the Shadow of No Towers, a highly personal and political account of his reactions to the September 11 attacks, was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2004.
The lecture begins at 8 p.m. in Smith Campus Center's Edmunds Ballroom. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Pomona College, the event is free and open to the public.