New items

April 2, 2014

New in the Library:

Co-mix: A retrospective of comics, graphics and scraps by Art SpiegelmanCo-mix

When the Library of Congress catalogs your graphic novel in the history section (MAUS), you must be serious.  Co-mix reveals that Spiegelman is serious and silly.  The book rises out of an exhibition originated for the 2012  Festival International de la Bande Dessinee in Angouleme, France, the second largest comics festival in the world.  With work ranging from the parent-condemned Garbage Pail Kids bubble gum cards of the 1980’s to the genre inversion of Maus, the exhibit, and this book, displays Spiegelman’s twistedly familiar style work in its full range.  Well worth a trip to the Library.