Tag Archive for 'Art Spiegelman'

Radio Rackham: Maus

Art Spiegelmans Maus blev bandlyst i skolesystemet i McMinn County i Tennessee, så vi blev nødt til at diskutere censur men — væsentligere — en af verdens bedste tegneserier. Lyt her og læs mere på Nummer9.

Angoulême 2011: Aftermath

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This year’s Angoulême festival was a solid if somewhat unremarkable one, plagued more than usual by the cultural myopia that has always characterized it to an extent. Its organizers described it as a success, but below the surface, it turns out, lurk conflicts of financing and responsibility. Continue reading ‘Angoulême 2011: Aftermath’

Angoulême 2011: Art Spiegelman Grand Prix

It has just been announced that Art Spiegelman is the recipient of this year’s Grand Prix at the Festival Internationale de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême. Selected by the festival’s academy, which is composed of former recipients, he joins Will Eisner and R. Crumb as the third American (and fifth non-francophone) to be bestowed this, the highest European honor that can be accorded a comics artist. Spiegelman has long been an obvious choice, but it has still taken the notoriously francocentric academy long to recognize him. The author of the seminal graphic novel Maus, surely as influential in Europe as in America, will act as next year’s president.

Originally published at TCJ.com on 30 January 2011.