Art Spiegelman Remembers 1939’s Voyage of the Damned
I love Art Spiegelman. For anyone who thinks cartoons and comics are (always) silly or kids’ stuff, check out his cartoon in the Washington Post, remembering a ship of 900 Jews seeking refuge in America at the start of WWII – and how they were turned away. He looks at how various political, editorial cartoonists of the time dealt with – or didn’t deal with, in some cases – what had happened.
Art Spiegelman is responsible for a lot of cartooning you’ve probably seen, from Wacky Packs and Garbage Pail Kids in the 80s and later. His work ranges from funny and lighthearted to serious, dark and sad, and all is done beautifully and with skillful attention to detail.