50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

50 years ago, on July 15, 1972, Apex Novelties released Funny Aminals #1, an underground comix book with work by Robert Crumb, Justin Green, Shary Flenniken, Jay Lynch, Michael McMillan, Bill Griffith, and Jim Osborne.

Oh, and a three page story by Art Spiegleman.
Three pages that would evolve into a Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book.

Six years after his short in Funny Aminals Art would go back to the premise
and begin to expand it into his epic masterpiece Maus.



© Art Spiegleman