David A. Williams comic
He responded in the way he knows best. In an oversized, two-page-spread format that echoes the scale of the earliest newspaper comics (which Spiegelman says brought him solace after the attacks), he relates his experience of the national tragedy in drawings and text that convey-with his singular artistry and his characteristic provocation, outrage, and wit-the unfathomable enormity of the event itself, the obvious and insidious effects it had on his life, and the extraordinary, often hidden changes that have been enacted in the name of post-9/11 national security and that have begun to undermine the very foundation of American democracy.
Genre: Graphic Novels
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
Maus tells alternating stories, both of Art Spiegalman's father Vladek during WWII and the story of the contemporary relationship between Art and his father. The book starts out with Art trying to get his father to tell him his story so Art can draw a comic of it. Throughout the book the panels alternate between the present struggle of Art's relationship with is father and the story that his father tells.