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    I always have been and will remain someone who loves real, 3D, substantial books. And I don't believe that it's a wistful, nostalgic interest like vinyl collectors. It's not the same thing.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: believe  real  book 
     
    Sometimes I don't feel like a functioning adult
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: adult 
     
    Some of the reviewers wanted less. Some wanted lots more. Some wanted lots more of something else. But these strips are exactly what they are.
    — Art Spiegelman
    There's a therapeutic aspect to all making, but the nature of working is to compress, condense, and shape stuff, not to just expunge it. It's not just an exorcism.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: nature 
     
    In 1908, you could easily earn $20 to $200 as a cartoonist. What's amazing is that it's still true!
    — Art Spiegelman
    The technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them - the 'physical book,' a new phrase in our language - is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages.
    — Art Spiegelman
    Instead of yelling at a TV set, I get to talk.
    — Art Spiegelman
    Style is a capitalist invention. It's a trademark. It's very useful in the world of commerce to have a good trademark, but it wasn't my first concern. I got restless
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: world 
     
    I live in my own bubble. I was looking for an audience that wouldn't necessarily be looking for escapism when they came to my comics.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: live 
     
    I always had more allergies toward the superhero comics than the others. I thought those were aimed more toward the people who would beat me up.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: people  thoughts 
     
    Comics can be pernicious, fascist propaganda or anti-authoritarian. The ones that shaped me were particularly anti-authoritarian.
    — Art Spiegelman
    I became a degenerate artist. My parents were shaped by their own experiences, and artists weren't so useful in the death camps.
    — Art Spiegelman
    A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: suicide 
     
    In reality, childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my OWN childhood vividly; I knew terrible things, but I knew I mustn't let the adults *know* I knew... it would scare them.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: reality  adult  childhood 
     
    No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.
    — Art Spiegelman
    One way of understanding a graphic novel is that it's an ambitious comic and one way or another my comics have had ambitions. I have no problem with escapism. When I get my depressions all I want to do is escape reality.
    — Art Spiegelman
    With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the author enough to take its measure. And if you apply too many preconceptions, you are not taking its measure.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: work  trust  author  worth 
     
    I think a lot of America turned to art and culture after Sept. 11. I know the sales of bibles went shooting up, but so did the sales of poetry. I think in a crisis one looks to one's culture, partially to give validation to why one would want that culture to survive.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: culture  bible  america  poetry 
     
    I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that's going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you're better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: future  book 
     
    I know this is insane, but i somehow wish i had been in auschwitz with my parents so i could really know what they lived through! I guess it's some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: guilt  wishes  parent 
     
    What's called art now probably has some legitimate things happening in it, but I've become more and more distrustful of a lot of it because it seems like an extension of the fashion trade and the stock market.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: fashion  stock 
     
    Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic, but it wasn't meant to convince anybody of anything.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: definition 
     
    To die, it's easy. But you have to struggle for life.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: struggle  die 
     
    Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: drugs 
     
    Comics seem to be cooking these days. It's like being a rock star.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: star 
     
    I'm supposed to be making comics, so I had to do it the best way I knew how, which is what those guys at the beginning of the Twentieth Century were doing.
    — Art Spiegelman
    I wanted to create comics as soon as a I learned humans were behind them, that they were not natural phenomena like trees and boulders.
    — Art Spiegelman
    I became comfortable with what I knew would be the process of trying to pick up the pieces of brain that were in the rubble and tried to make some mosaic out of the pieces and that that would be the trajectory.
    — Art Spiegelman
    tags: process  brain 
     
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    art spiegelman
    Birth    : February 15, 1948
    Occupation  : Cartoonist