[comics] Voice in the Wilderness — profile of Art Spiegelman … ‘In the decade since the publication of the two Maus books – graphic novels about the Holocaust in which Jewish mice are persecuted by Nazi cats – Spiegelman had drifted away from cartoons in favour of illustration and design. Some feared that his genius had become blocked; or that, in one rival’s dismissive words, he was just “a guy with one great book in him”. Now, finally, the proximity of death refired his enthusiasm for the calling that made his name. He realised, he says, that “there is something I can do in comics that I cannot do in other ways.” He began to make notes for a post-September 11 cartoon strip…’
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