Art Spiegelman, Part 1

  Day 1: FROM TÖPFFER TO PULITZER TO A “BUDDING CARTOONIST” Tell me about your interest in print. The history of comics is the history of printing. The medium developed as printing technologies developed. The idea of comics as a …

Art Spiegelman, Part 2

Day 2: BLASÉ TO “MAD LEAFLETEER” You had your own magazine, Blasé, as a teenager. All I coveted once I knew I wanted to make comics was a means of printing them, ‘cause that’s what it was about. What I …

Art Spiegelman, Part 3

  Day 3:  “PRISONER ON THE HELL PLANET” to “DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE” How would you describe your work in the early underground comics days? It was kind of a step backward from what looked to me like more …

Art Spiegelman, Part 4

  Part 4: FIRST BREAKDOWNS How did you decide to start the magazine Arcade, where some of the work in Breakdowns first appeared? It’s when the comix ship seemed to be sinking in San Francisco, because of the closing down …

Art Spiegelman, Part 5

  Part 5: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG %@&*! How did Breakdowns get reviewed in 1978? One article was very glowing. It was the cover story of the alternative press syndicate magazine that went out to underground newspaper …