Art Spiegelman


October 17, 2010
3:00 pm


Mershon Auditorium
27 West 17th Avenue Mall
Columbus Ohio 43210

Mershon Auditorium
October 17, 2010

Wexner Center Residency Award Artist

One of the world’s most influential and acclaimed cartoon artists, Art Spiegelman is also one of the 2010–11 Wexner Center Residency Award recipients in media arts.

In this special presentation, he’ll discuss his past career and future projects. Spiegelman, along with figures such as Robert Crumb and Bill Griffith, was one of the key artists of the American underground comics movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (1986, 1991), Spiegelman’s best-known project, reimagines his father’s memories of the Holocaust as a story of cats and mice and is widely regarded as one of the most important graphic novels of all-time. A tireless advocate for cartoon art, he is a coeditor along with Françoise Mouly, his wife, of the series Little Lit (2000–2003) and The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics (2009). He also created the graphic memoir In the Shadow of No Towers(2004), along with numerous other works.

Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, this event is part of the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art. Click here for more information.

This event is free for 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art registrants.  Public ticket sales begin September 7: