In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman

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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 in her school at the foot of the burning towers he returned home, to meditate on the trauma, and to work on a comic strip. Subversive, iconic, and burningly articulate, In the Shadow of No Towers is New Yorker Art Spiegelman's extraordinary account of 'the hijacking on 9.11 and the subsequent hijacking of those events' by America.
 

About Art Spiegelman

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Art Spiegelman is cofounder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. From 1992 to 2002, he was a staff artist and writer for The New Yorker, which published his powerful black-on-black 9/11 cover a few days after the event. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. Maus received the Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Spiegelman lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly, and their two children.
 
Published September 2, 2004 by Viking. 48 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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and he did not publish another book of comics, the art form with which he had made his reputation, until now, 12 years after his prize for ''Maus.'' ''Like some farmer being paid to not grow wheat, I reaped the greater rewards that came from letting my aptitude for combining the two discipli...

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In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman 48pp, Viking, £20 The pivotal image from "my 9/11 morning", writes Art Spiegelman, one that "still remains burned on to the inside of my eyelids several years later - was the image of the looming north tower's glowing bones just before it vaporised".

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BC Books

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Art Spiegelman, the author of the amazing, powerful book Maus gives his reaction to the destruction of the twin towers.

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The book, which structurally is very much like a gigantic children's board book, has ten large pieces, each of which spans the book's fold mimicking full page newspaper comics of old.

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London Review of Books

MORE BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR A Sunday in the Park … A Season in Heck New York cartoon ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 3 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 8 The comic continues Mood Indigo Singing the Inauguration Day blues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episo...

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London Review of Books

MORE BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 4 :The comic continues Mood Indigo Singing the Inauguration Day blues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 9 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 6 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, e...

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London Review of Books

MORE BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 6 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 10 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episodes 1 & 2 The first instalment of his new comic ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 5 The comic contin...

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London Review of Books

MORE BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 7 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 4 :The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 3 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 5 The comic continues A Sunday in the Pa...

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London Review of Books

MORE BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episodes 1 & 2 The first instalment of his new comic Mood Indigo Singing the Inauguration Day blues A Sunday in the Park … A Season in Heck New York cartoon ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 5 The comic continues ‘In the Shad...

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London Review of Books

MORE BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 5 The comic continues ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 9 The comic continues Mood Indigo Singing the Inauguration Day blues A Sunday in the Park … A Season in Heck New York cartoon ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episo...

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Bookmarks Magazine

In the Shadow of No Towers, graphic novelist Spiegelman, a resident of Manhattan who witnessed the collapse of the Twin Towers, shares his grief, anger, and sense of displacement with the events and aftermath of 9/11—and the Bush administration’s response.

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Austin Chronicle

They also jar the deep history of New York newspaper comics: Characters from the past are mixed into the artist's response, as if they – Happy Hooligan, Ignatz Mouse, the Katzenjammer Kids, and others – had to deal with the towers crashing into their reality.

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