Co-Mix A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-17
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
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CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps is a comprehensive career overview of the output of legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Gorgeous full-page reproductions of Spiegelman's artwork, including covers for R. Crumb's Short Order Comix and panels from Maus, overwhelm the senses. Essays by acclaimed film critic J. Hoberman and MoMA curator and Dean of the Yale University School of Art Robert Storr bookend CO-MIX, offering eloquent meditations on an artist whose work has been genre-defining in every sense of the word.CO-MIX began as a museum retrospective detailing Spiegelman's lifelong involvement with comics, and was published in France in a bilingual edition, accompanying Spiegelman's presidency at the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival. This expanded North American edition will have an additional thirty-two pages of content, including a full-size insert of the long-out-of-print Raw comic, "Two Fisted Painters," and Spiegelman's New Yorker comics about authors Maurice Sendak, Charles Schulz, and Harvey Kurtzman Spiegelman has been a leader of, and an inspiration for, alternative comics artists throughout the past three decades, long before RAW Magazine and Maus, and in CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, readers will be able to trace the evolution of this multifaceted artist throughout his storied career.

Author Biography

Born in Stockholm in 1948, Art Spiegelman was the first comics artist to win the Pulitzer Prize, which he received for his groundbreaking bestseller Maus. He coedited Raw, and his comics have appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times, Playboy, and Harper’s. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time, elected to the Art Director Club’s Hall of Fame, made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005 (promoted to Officier in 2012), and played himself on The Simpsons. In 2011, Spiegelman was elected president of the Angoulême International Comics Festival and was awarded the Grand Prix of the Festival. He lives in New York City.

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