Graphic artist Art Spiegelman on Maus, politics and ‘drawing badly’

Early in the second volume of Maus – the graphic novel about the Holocaust that made Art Spiegelman’s reputation – he includes a passage showing the reaction to the publication of volume one. The artist is sitting at his drawing board, perched atop a mountain of dead bodies, as a succession of importunate reporters crowd in bombarding him with questions: “Okay… let’s talk about Israel…” “Could you tell your audience if drawing Maus was cathartic? Do you feel better now?”
As the questions come in, he struggles to answer – “A message? I dunno…” “Who am I to… #Graphic #artist #Art #Spiegelman #Maus #politics #drawing #badly