Spiegelman’s “In the Shadow of No Towers”

“Maus” creator Art Spiegelman’s new book “In the Shadow of No Towers” is due out soon and there’s a great article about it in the August 30, 2004 issue of Newsweek.

A definite must read for cartoonists!

Here’s a short excerpt from Malcolm Jones’ article:

“His first book-length work for adults since “Maus,” it is otherwise utterly unlike the earlier book. Starting out as individual comics pages done for various newspapers, mostly in Europe, the strips comprise what he calls a “fragments-and-shards” diary of what it felt like to see the towers fall—Spiegelman lives only a few blocks from Ground Zero—of his mounting rage at the Bush administration and what he calls “the hijacking of America built on the hijacking of the planes.” Mark Twain and Thomas Nast would recognize that old incendiary American cocktail of humor and rage.”