Art Spiegelman occupies a liminal space somewhere between comics, commercial design and fine art.
Co-Mix Art Spiegelman: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps tells the story of six decades of hopping between these worlds.
His Pulitzer Prize-winning holocaust memoir Maus is widely credited with kickstarting the graphic novel as a legitimate form, and his shorter works have helped expand the expressive range of comics.
Starting with his early self-published work, Co-Mix introduces us to book and magazine design, bubble gum cards, lithography, and stained glass.It has been born out of a retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery, an exhibition which is now touring America.
The book also features an insert from the long out-of-print RAW comic Two Fisted Painters and Spiegelman’s New Yorker comics about artists Maurice Sendak, Charles Schulz, and Harvey Kurtzman.
Co-Mix Art Spiegelman: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps is out now, has been designed by Philippe Ghielmetti and is published by Drawn and Quarterly, priced £24.86