Art Spiegelman’s work has had a profound impact on artists around the world. We asked Canadian cartoonists, graphic novelists and comics experts how Spiegelman has influenced their own work and the creation and dissemination of comics and graphic novels.
Since the Beguiling opened in 1987, Art’s work has introduced more readers to the medium than any other author — from the adult non-comics readers converted by Maus, to more recently the children who started with Little Lit and Toon books as their first comics.
Even now with a market crowded with books that followed his successes his books are still the books people cite as sparking their love of comics.
Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective runs to March 15, 2015.