Introduction

Art Spiegelman is a Jewish American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate.  He began working for Topps Gum Co. in 1966, were he stayed for almost twenty years. There he created novelty cards, stickers and candy products. Some of his creations include: garbage candy, wacky packages and garbage pail kids. He began doing underground comix in 1966.

He is most famous for his graphic novel Maus.  He published the first half of Maus: A Survivor's Tale in 1986 and the second in 1991. He received National Book Critics Circle Nominations for both books. He got the Special Pulitzer Prize in 1992. MAUS has been published in twenty different languages.

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