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By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Some of the reviewers wanted less. Some wanted lots more. Some wanted lots more of something else. But these strips are exactly what they are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Comics seem to be cooking these days. It's like being a rock star.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I always have been and will remain someone who loves real, 3D, substantial books. And I don't believe that it's a wistful, nostalgic interest like vinyl collectors. It's not the same thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

On September 11 one of the messages on our answering machine was from The New Yorker saying get down here right away for a special issue we'll be doing. That seemed so irrelevant to me, considering the cataclysm. I went to my studio for a while and I was processing the news. Because when we were in the thick of it, it just felt like Mars Attacks!, Is Paris Burning?, and I had no perspective. For a while, I thought I should go down and look for bodies. At the same time, since The New Yorker was looking for images, I thought, "Well, I'm more trained to look for images than for bodies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

The book has very specific qualities. Let's say in 2300 they discover the physical book, after having lived with the digital book for several hundred years. They'll be able to say, "Look at all the cool stuff you can have in a real book and how different it is." The differences are manifold.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Right now anything made for the iPad is like performance art. I'm not interested in performance art. Comics are too hard to make to be done for such a passing blip. When it stabilizes, I'll look at it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Anja? What is to tell? Everywhere I look I'm seeing Anja... From my good eye, from my glass eye, if they're open or they're close, always I'm thinking on Anja.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I became comfortable with what I knew would be the process of trying to pick up the pieces of brain that were in the rubble and tried to make some mosaic out of the pieces and that that would be the trajectory.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I'm not talking about YOUR book now, but look at how many books have already been written about the Holocaust. What's the point? People haven't changed... Maybe they need a newer, bigger Holocaust.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that's going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you're better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update. If you're going to read a quick mystery novel to keep you amused while you're traveling, it's fine.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Style is a capitalist invention. It's a trademark. It's very useful in the world of commerce to have a good trademark, but it wasn't my first concern. I got restless

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

If you're going to visit and re-visit a book, it has more reason to be a real book, because of that ability to concentrate and that relationship that you build up with it, as opposed to the relationship that you build up with your screen, rewards replacement.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Samuel Beckett once said, "Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness." ...On the other hand, he SAID it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

It's not an accident that, while bookstores are all in a tizzy, one of the more lively and alive sections is the so-called "graphic novel" section, because those are harder to replace.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Art Spiegelman

If you want to live, it's good to be friendly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Even on the iPad or the Kindle, when reading a book, you're rewarded for pressing a button - it's almost as if it were a Pavlovian thing. There's a little action that happens. And that there's always a little pump of adrenaline that happens. But that pump is different when you're lifting a page as if it was a curtain in a theater to show you another thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Sometimes I'm drawing onto a computer directly, sometimes I'm drawing on paper , so I can't really talk about drafts. It's just like having soft clay until it hardens. At least as much of the problem has to do with the decisions of what to represent, how to represent that, and how to reduce it down. The words in the balloons aren't particularly poetic necessarily, but it has the same problem as poetry, which is that one has to do great reduction. And if I tried to draw everything, you'd just have a tangled mess of a picture. The stripping down takes much longer than building up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Art Spiegelman

What's called art now probably has some legitimate things happening in it, but I've become more and more distrustful of a lot of it because it seems like an extension of the fashion trade and the stock market.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I think as soon as I figured out - and this must have been incredibly young - that comic books were made by humans, rather than being natural phenomenon likes trees or rocks, I just wanted to be one of the people who did that. So I was copying all kinds of cartoons that I was reading, comic books, and eventually learned how to draw cartoon books step-by-step and just, I don't know, I'm not an especially quick learner, but I sure was a dedicated one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

One way of understanding a graphic novel is that it's an ambitious comic and one way or another my comics have had ambitions. I have no problem with escapism. When I get my depressions all I want to do is escape reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I'm supposed to be making comics, so I had to do it the best way I knew how, which is what those guys at the beginning of the Twentieth Century were doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I always had more allergies toward the superhero comics than the others. I thought those were aimed more toward the people who would beat me up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I know this is insane, but i somehow wish i had been in auschwitz with my parents so i could really know what they lived through! I guess it's some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I think a lot of America turned to art and culture after Sept. 11. I know the sales of bibles went shooting up, but so did the sales of poetry. I think in a crisis one looks to one's culture, partially to give validation to why one would want that culture to survive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Art Spiegelman

What we're losing culturally the fastest, aside from natural resources and oil and the idea of democracy and social justice, is the ability to concentrate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Art Spiegelman

With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the author enough to take its measure. And if you apply too many preconceptions, you are not taking its measure.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Art Spiegelman

Yes, life always takes the side of life, and somehow the victims are blamed. But it wasn’t the best people who survived, nor did the best ones die. It was random!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I became a degenerate artist. My parents were shaped by their own experiences, and artists weren't so useful in the death camps.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I wanted to create comics as soon as a I learned humans were behind them, that they were not natural phenomena like trees and boulders.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that's going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you're better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

In reality, childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my OWN childhood vividly; I knew terrible things, but I knew I mustn't let the adults *know* I knew... it would scare them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

he technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them - the "physical book," a new phrase in our language - is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Art Spiegelman

When a technology is replaced by another technology, the previous technology either becomes art or it dies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Art Spiegelman

But here God didn't come. We were all on our own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Spiegelman

I live in my own bubble. I was looking for an audience that wouldn't necessarily be looking for escapism when they came to my comics.