Maus, Art Spiegelman‘s graphic novel series where Nazis are cats and Jewish people are mice (and the Swedish are inexplicably reindeer) is still the only comic book to have won a Pulitzer. As the story progresses, the art in Maus gets pretty meta — Mr. Spiegelman inserts himself into the narrative by interviewing his Holocaust-surviving father, who is a mouse, (as is Mr. Spiegelman) but at certain parts his character lifts off his mask and behind it there a person. But that isn’t Art Spielgman either, just another facsimile of his persona that he created in attempt to understand his relationship with his own story. Read More
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