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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.
tags: believe real book
— Art Spiegelman
Sometimes I don't feel like a functioning adult
tags: adult
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: nature
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: language beautiful age book technology
— 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
tags: world
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: live
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: people thoughts
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: death experience artist parent
— Art Spiegelman
A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.
tags: suicide
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: reality adult childhood
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: work trust author worth
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: culture bible america poetry
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: future book
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: guilt wishes parent
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: fashion stock
— Art Spiegelman
Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic, but it wasn't meant to convince anybody of anything.
tags: definition
— Art Spiegelman
To die, it's easy. But you have to struggle for life.
tags: struggle die
— Art Spiegelman
Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.
tags: drugs
— Art Spiegelman
Comics seem to be cooking these days. It's like being a rock star.
tags: star
— Art Spiegelman
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.
tags: process brain
— Art Spiegelman
art spiegelman
Birth    : February 15, 1948
Occupation  : Cartoonist