Maus - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Swedish-American author and artist Art Spiegelman won acclaim in the 1980s with his two-part graphic novel Maus, an account of his parents' experiences as Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust. The work brought respect to the comic art world, fully transforming the genre from "funnies" or superhero stories into a new medium for literature. Formerly known as a driving force in the quirky world of self-published and underground comics, Spiegelman was also responsible for many of the offbeat ideas and artwork for Topps Chewing Gum's Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids—trading cards and stickers that featured irreverent pokes at popular culture. Spiegelman was awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for Maus and went on to put the whole collection on CD-ROM in 1994 for the information age. He is also known for the avant-garde graphic magazine Raw, which he and his wife began publishing in 1980. In 1991, Spiegelman...

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