I was going through some news releases, looking for a topic to write this column about, when I discovered a graphic novel that made me wish more of this kind of comic were being made today!
It’s called The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom, and it will be released in January from Ten Speed Press.
It got me to thinking, More historical comics should be made today!
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Dr. Peter Coogan returns to drop some knowledge on really reading comics as sequential art. You think you know your favorite comics, but if you listen, you may learn a few things before we are done.
Press Release Marking the 25th Anniversary of Pulitzer winning Maus, author Art Spiegelman and Pantheon Books have published METAMAUS; a multi-media exploration of the creative and historical content behind the making of the cult-classic, graphic novel. METAMAUS includes the DVD, produced by 8 Leaf Digital Productions, that provides access to an extensive archive of audio interviews with Spiegelman’s Holocaust survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of the author’s private notebooks and sketches.
This week on the show: JSA doesn’t thrill, Maus II back for more, and Spawn vs. Hellboy! Plus: When it comes to indie comics, Rodrigo goes way out there. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp283a.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew pick up the second volume of Maus by Art Spiegelman. From Library Journal Spiegelman’s Maus, A Survivor’s Tale (Pantheon, 1987) was a breakthrough, a comic book that gained widespread mainstream attention. The primary story of that book and of this sequel is the experience of Spiegelman’s father, Vladek, a Polish Jew who survived the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during World War II. This story is framed by Spiegelman’s getting the story from Vladek, which is in turn framed by Spiegelman’s working on the book after his father’s death and suffering
This week on the show: Eclipso returns, a three-year-old weighs in, Dwayne McDuffie passes, and the crew looks at the first volume of Maus. Plus, boinkidy-boink-boink, spricky spricky. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp281.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
Comics can be fun, and comics can be serious. This week, the Major Spoilers crew takes a look at Maus by Art Spiegelman. From the Wiki: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman, is a biography of the author’s father, Vladek Spiegelman, a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. It alternates between descriptions of Vladek’s life in Poland before and during the Second World War and Vladek’s later life in the Rego Park neighborhood of New York City. The work is a graphic narrative in which Jews are depicted as mice, while Germans are depicted as cats. It is the only