Keynote Announcement: Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelmann, Cartoonist und Comic Autor, München, Deutschland – Art Spiegelmann, Cartoonist and Comic Author, Munich, Germany, ©Enno Kapitza/Agentur Focus 2013

Art Spiegelman is the acclaimed creator of the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus and its sequel, Maus II. Both are narratives of survival that illustrate Spiegelman’s parent’s experience during the Holocaust. This series is used in school curricula across the nation but has frequently been targeted by those who object to its graphic depiction of historical facts. Spiegelman’s other projects include the comic magazine Raw, MetaMaus, In the Shadow of No Towers, and City of Glass: The Graphic Novel. He will join Ted Genoways, editor of the new Switchyard magazine, for a probing conversation about book banning and art’s enduring obligation to tell us even the most agonizing truths. 

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