Profile segment on Art Spiegelman: Comics and Politics
Art Spiegelman is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book memoir, Maus amd Maus II.
In September 2004, he released "In the Shadow of No Towers", in which he relates his experience of the Twin Towers attack and the psychological after-effects.
In 2005, Time Magazine named Spiegelman one of their "Top 100 Most Influential People."
In the June 2006 edition of Harper's magazine, he published an article on the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy which had occurred earlier in the year. At least one vendor, Canada's Indigo chain of booksellers, refused to sell the particular issue. The article raised the ire of Indigo because it seemed to promote the continuance of racially-motivated cartooning.
CBC New: Sunday
Producers: Gregory Szopa and Carolynne Hew
Camera: Carolynne Hew
Original Broadcast Date: April 6, 2008