A memoir about becoming a comix memoirist. It chronicles the author's own nervous breakdown, his experiments with psychedelic drugs, his mother's suicide and his incarceration in a mental hospital. It is suitable for those interested in the American counterculture, and the development of graphic art.
Includes various sketches, rough and alternate drafts, family and reference photos, notebook and diary entries and the transcript of the author's interviews with his father Vladek as well as a long interview with the author himself. This book also includes a DVD packed with extra images, video and commentary.
On 11th September 2001, Art Spiegelman raced to the World Trade Center, not knowing if his daughter Nadja was alive or dead. Once she was found safe, he returned home, to meditate on the trauma, and to work on a comic strip. Subversive and articulate, this graphic novel is Spiegelman's account of 9/11 and the subsequent "hijacking" of the events.