A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps

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"Designed with Mr. Spiegelman's help, [ Co-Mix ] has the tall, narrow proportions of Raw ...its images form a chronological sampling of Mr. Spiegelman's extraordinary imagination, including his precocious early work, underground comics, preparatory notes and sketches for Maus , indelible covers for The New Yorker , lithographic efforts and much else."-- New York Times

In an art career that now spans six decades, Art Spiegelman has been a groundbreaking and influential figure with a global impact. His Pulitzer Prize-winning holocaust memoir Maus established the graphic novel as a legitimate form and inspired countless cartoonists while his shorter works have enormously expanded the expressive range of comics.
Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps is a comprehensive career overview of the output of this legendary cartoonist, showing for the first time the full range of a half-century of relentless experimentation. Starting from Spiegelman's earliest self-published comics and lavishly reproducing graphics from a host of publications both obscure and famous, Co-Mix provides a guided tour of an artist who has continually reinvented not just comics but also made a mark in book and magazine design, bubble gum cards, lithography, modern dance, and most recently stained glass. By showing all facets of Spiegelman's career, the book demonstrates how he has persistently cross-pollinated the worlds of comics, commercial design, and fine arts. Essays by acclaimed film critic J. Hoberman and MoMA curator and Dean of the Yale University School of Art Robert Storrbookend Co-Mix , offering eloquent meditations on an artist whose work has been genre-defining.

Publisher: Montréal, Quebec :, Drawn & Quarterly,, ©2013
Edition: 1st Drawn & Quarterly ed
ISBN: 9781770461147
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 SPI NVD
Characteristics: 136 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 34 cm


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Aug 08, 2016

I was expecting an anthology of his work, and was disappointed. Most of the book is just tiny snippets of his pieces, for instance just one page of his Midget Detective story.

Dec 04, 2013

I just returned from the Retrospective exhibit at Jewish Museum in New York. Wish I had much more time to spend there--it was fantastic. Art tells us Spiegel means mirror in German therefore Art mirrors man. Indeed.

FishbowlB77 Dec 02, 2013

This book is meant to be read as a comic book. This is a great book to read, if you are into underground comics. Art Spiegelman is one of the greatest comic book artists in the world. Period.

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