Acclaimed cartoonist Art Spiegelman on keeping comics daring

Art Spiegelman brushes off some of the controversy he's stirred as "cute" (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)


Celebrated cartoonist and counter-culture icon Art Spiegelman joins guest host Shad to discuss his evolving medium and why comics should always retain a sense of danger.

For fifty years now, Spiegelman has tried to jolt his readers into thinking differently about the world. From his defiant comics magazine RAW to his grotesque but wonderful Garbage Pail Kids, the artist is the master of turning lines on paper into a mirror on society. 

In 1992, Spiegelman won a Pulitzer Prize for his genre-busting graphic novel Maus, a harrowing account of his parents' life under Nazi rule in Auschwitz.

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