MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman -- book trailer

[Video Link] A very good short book trailer that's really a short documentary in which Art Spiegelman reflects on his masterpiece, Maus. I can't wait for this new book, called MetaMaus.

In METAMAUS, Spiegelman employs prose, drawings, documents, and photographs to trace the intersecting paths of history, family, and comics that led to the creation, twenty-five years ago, of MAUS, his Pulitzer Prize winning comic book about the Holocaust.

Pantheon Books will publish MetaMaus on October 4th. In the meantime, view additional material from the book and bonus DVD on Art Spiegelman's Facebook page:

MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Via Potrzebie)


  1. The original Maus was fantastic! Maus II was great too. One of the things I liked was his un-sanitized portrayal of his father. He isn’t made into a mythical hero – just reflected who he was, which at times included being a coward (onset of war in Poland), to having the same prejudices against ‘schwartzers’  that he faced as a Jew. A fantastic history.

  2. i was obsessed with maus as a kid. I think i may have read it like 16 times in a row. Never before had i been so attached by a book, not even by primo levi. There was something so close about him… 
    Now my first tome is in the possesion of my first comic book teacher, i hope he is doing fine. Guess now is a good as time as any to buy that one back and now this one. Thanks for the heads up. 

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