Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, to Speak at UTEP

WEBArt-SpiegelmanThe Inter-American Jewish Studies Program at UTEP presents an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the UTEP Union Cinema.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Sun Bowl Parking Garage.

Spiegelman is the author, illustrator and comic book legend behind “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel that depicts Spiegelman’s father’s experiences during the Holocaust.

As part of the underground comics subculture of the 1960s and 1970s, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. In 1980 he founded Raw, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine.

In 2004, Spiegelman’s “In the Shadow of No Towers” was selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; in 2005 he was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People; and in 2006 was named to the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2007, and in 2008 played himself on an episode of “The Simpsons.”