Profiled: Art Spiegelman on NPR

NPR’s Scott Simon interviews Art Spiegelman who has a retrospective book coming out this week called Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps

From NPR:

It’s axiomatic now that comics have gone from being kids’ stuff to, in some cases, adults only. These days, comics are recognized as a real artistic form, one that can be complex, subtle, pointed, probing and profane.

One of the artists most responsible for this is Art Spiegelman, who drew for Topps Bubble Gum comics, invented the Garbage Pail Kids, created a character who was all head, no body, for Playboy and won the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, his Holocaust comic ? a phrase that was once unfathomable.