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The Millions on MetaMaus.

Over at the Millions, a tasty article about Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus, which I thoroughly enjoyed. [via The Millions]

Excerpt:

For the dedicated reader of Maus, what is fascinating about MetaMaus is how carefully Spiegelman thought through all this complexity. MetaMaus functions as a sort of public scrapbook of the twenty-year process from Spiegelman’s first fumbling attempts to draw his parents’ story in comic book form in the early 1970s to the finished book, the second volume of which was published in 1991. At the same time, the book works at the atomic level, walking the reader through Spiegelman’s agonizingly slow process of creating individual panels, layering in his taped interviews with his father and his historical research with his encyclopedic knowledge of the comic-book genre, and then using his skill as an artist to tie it all together into an arresting visual image. Panel by painstaking panel, Spiegelman’s images serve to answer a basic question that hangs mutely over the entire project: Did this terrible thing really happen?

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Over at the Millions, a tasty article about Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus, which I thoroughly enjoyed. [via The Millions]

Excerpt:

For the dedicated reader of Maus, what is fascinating about MetaMaus is how carefully Spiegelman thought through all this complexity. MetaMaus functions as a sort of public scrapbook of the twenty-year process from Spiegelman’s first fumbling attempts to draw his parents’ story in comic book form in the early 1970s to the finished book, the second volume of which was published in 1991. At the same time, the book works at the atomic level, walking the reader through Spiegelman’s agonizingly slow process of creating individual panels, layering in his taped interviews with his father and his historical research with his encyclopedic knowledge of the comic-book genre, and then using his skill as an artist to tie it all together into an arresting visual image.

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For the dedicated reader of Maus, what is fascinating about MetaMaus is how carefully Spiegelman thought through all this complexity. MetaMaus functions as a sort of public scrapbook of the twenty-year process from Spiegelman’s first fumbling attempts to draw his parents’ story in comic book form in the early 1970s to the finished book, the second volume of which was published in 1991. At the same time, the book works at the atomic level, walking the reader through Spiegelman’s agonizingly slow process of creating individual panels, layering in his taped interviews with his father and his historical research with his encyclopedic knowledge of the comic-book genre, and then using his skill as an artist to tie it all together into an arresting visual image.

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New additions.

New additions.

Clockwise from top left.

Script for David Lynch’s Lost Highway. Bought at a second-hand charity book sale event for a dollar.

Biophilia, by Björk. Manual edition preordered a few months ago.

Cain. José Saramago’s final book.

MetaMaus, the 20th anniversary look at Maus, Art Spiegelman’s Holocaust classic.

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MetaMaus

Art Spiegelman returns to Maus on its 25th anniversary with MetaMaus.

The author noted that these sentiments might have been influenced by another recent project, MetaMaus, a new book (published in October in the US by Pantheon) in which Spiegelman re-examines the comic on the 25th anniversary of its publication. The book, which includes a DVD of the complete Maus hyperlinked with source materials, is structured around an extensive interview with Spiegelman.

[via The Art Newspaper]

I can’t wait. I’m going to preorder it right now.

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