In the pages of METAMAUS: A Look Inside A Modern Classic, Maus (going onsale October 4), Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published 25 years ago.
Take a sneak peak by viewing the book trailer below.
In METAMAUS, Spiegelman probes the questions that Maus most often evokes—Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?—and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.
METAMAUS includes a bonus DVD that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman’s private notebooks and sketches.
To kick start the celebration of METAMAUS’ upcoming release Pantheon offered METAMAUS buttons as a free giveaway to ComicCon goers in San Diego this past July. The buttons were in high demand throughout the show, and you can view photos from the convention here. Visually and emotionally rich, METAMAUS is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. Compelling and intimate, it is poised to become a classic in its own right.
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Please take note of Art Spiegelman’s tour events following the release date of METAMAUS:
Thursday, October 6
8:00 pm 92nd St. Y Art Spiegelman in conversation with Hillary Chute 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC
Saturday, October 8
6:30 pm Seattle Public Library with Elliott Bay Books Art Spiegelman in conversation with Nancy Pearl Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle
Sunday, October 9
4:30 pm Bookworm/KCRW Art Spiegelman in conversation with Michael Silverblatt Soho House, 9200 W Sunset Blvd # 817
Art Spiegelman has been a staff artist and contributing editor at The New Yorker, as well as the cofounder/coeditor of RAW, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. In addition to Maus—which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award—he is the author of Breakdowns and In the Shadow of No Towers. He lives in NewYork City with his wife, Françoise Mouly . . . and a cat.