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Art Spiegelman is on Facebook; can Twitter be next?

It’s not usually a big deal when a comics creator gets a Facebook page, but Art Spiegelman is not your run-of-the-mill comics creator. He’s the guy who did Maus, the graphic novel that changed the world. So yeah, this is a big deal, especially as he is on Facebook to promote MetaMaus, his new book (due out from Pantheon in October) about the making of Maus. The book will include not only Spiegelman’s ruminations on the genesis of his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel but also a DVD of the entire book, with hyperlinks to sources and annotations. Naturally, Art and the Pantheon folks are promoting it at San Diego Comic-Con this week, with special MetaMaus buttons.

For a bit more on MetaMaus, check out this article in The Art Newspaper, and for a bit more on Spiegelman, stay tuned to his Facebook page.

But will he tell us what he had for breakfast?


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I hope he does get a Twitter. I can ask him about these things John Byrne just recently said.

MAUS? Oh yes — you mean that book about the Holocaust that portrays the Jews as mice and the Nazis as cats.

Funny thing about that. In the real world, aren’t mice considered vermin? And don’t we encourage cats to hunt and kill them?

Something of a mixed message there.

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