Sunday, July 8, 2012

In The Shadow of No Towers - Art Spiegelman

While I devoured tons of comic books as a child (Steve Roper & Mike Nomad, Donald Duck, The Phantom, Bamse, mushy love stories...), I never really made it over to the next level, now known as graphic novels.

I might need to change that, however, now after reading Spiegelman's ten oversized double pages on 9/11 and its aftermath.

This is personal in both acceptions : intimate, because based solely on the artist's own firsthand experience, and unique, because it resembles nothing else (or perhaps that's just my deficient adult-comic background?).

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