Today is Art Spiegelman’s birthday. I haven’t read a lot of his work; I gravitate toward work that is escapist in nature, his stuff is steeped in TRUTH. I have, of course, read Maus multiple times.
I believe that he is the poster child for craft and for honesty in comics. I believe that he elevates our medium. I am ashamed that I’ve seen so little of his work. I know more about him than my reading experience would lead you to believe, though, and I have a great deal of admiration for who he is and how he does things, even if I’m more of a mainstream guy at heart.
Anyway, I just thought that you should know that.