Having risen from the subcultures of geekdom, comics and graphic novels now range from blockbuster family favourites to innovative, independent stories to satisfy any tastes.
Superheroes offering role models for young people, gripping autobiography, and memoir: the graphic novel offers an accessible form for writers to communicate with – one that can transcend language.
Art Spiegelman has been drawing professionally since he was 15. His work has appeared in publications worldwide, including the London Review of Books and the New Yorker.
His work was selected for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Masters of American Comics exhibition.
Spiegelman has won awards including the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival and accolades including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
In partnership with Penguin Live.
For ages 16+
Copies of a new slipcase edition of Maus are available for £15 when you buy a ticket to the talk. These may be collected at the event.
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This talk is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).