Books by Art Spiegelman

METAMAUS by Art Spiegelman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The power of Maus doesn't require such exhaustive explanation and annotation, but those with a taste for it will find their appreciation enhanced."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation, impact and aftereffects of Maus. Read full book review >
BREAKDOWNS by Art Spiegelman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Fans of graphic novels in general and Spiegelman in particular will savor this."
A reissue of the graphic artist's early, little-seen volume shows his formative work, while an extensive forword and afterword provide autobiographical context. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >
IT WAS A DARK AND SILLY NIGHT by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Like the previous volumes, this will appeal most to adults, and to visually oriented younger audiences on the verge of moving up to graphic novels. (Graphic Fiction. 10-13)"
For this third excursion into "Little Lit," 15 authors, illustrators, and cartoonists submit riffs on the title's opening line. Read full book review >
OPEN ME...I'M A DOG! by Art Spiegelman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"It's a winning conceit, with ingenuous tongue-in-cheek illustrations, though, like Lane Smith's Happy Hocky Family (1993), some will find that much of the humor is pitched over the heads of its target audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spiegelman (Maus, 1986, etc.) tries his hand at a picture book—it looks and smells like a book, but it earnestly (dare one say doggedly?) assures its readers that it's actually a puppy, transformed by an annoyed wizard after a series of mishaps. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Full of hard-earned humor and pathos, Maus (I and II) takes your breath away with its stunning visual style, reminding us that while we can never forget the Holocaust, we may need new ways to remember."
Together with the much-acclaimed first volume of Spiegelman's Maus (1987—not reviewed), this unusual Holocaust tale will forever alter the way serious readers think of graphic narratives (i.e., comic books). Read full book review >