Art Spiegelman: "Comix, Jews 'n Art--Dun't Esk"
On March 6, 2018 the Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences and the Jewish Studies Program will host famed comics creator Art Spiegelman as a guest speaker. The program, titled “Comix, Jews ’n Art -- Dun’t Esk,” is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will take place in the KIVA.
Spiegelman has a long and storied career, but is most well known for MAUS, his autobiographical account of the Holocaust, written in comics form. Published in 1991, MAUS received international acclaim and was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize. Beyond accolades, MAUS has also been credited as a pivotal moment for elevating the art of comics in both critical and public arenas. In addition to MAUS, Spiegelman is also responsible for creating some of the iconic and controversial covers for The New Yorker, where he worked from 1992-2001.
This particular event is made possible through the generous support from the Ruth G. and Sam H. Sampliner Fund and the Smith Family Memorial Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland as well as the Thomases Family Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Youngstown. The Frances and Lillian Schermer Trust, and several private Friends of the Jewish Studies program have also contributed as have several departments at Kent State. The Hillel and Chabad at KSU are also generously supporting this event.