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In the Shadow of No Towers HC (2004 Pantheon) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    In the Shadow of No Towers HC (2004 Pantheon) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Art Spiegelman defined the graphic novel memoir with his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS, which narrated his father's experiences in Auschwitz. Growing up with Holocaust survivor parents, he was taught that no place is truly safe. Spiegelman finally experienced that truth for himself on 9/11, as he and his wife raced to find their daughter, attending her first day of school two blocks away from the World Trade Center. The fragmented nature of the art and text reflect the scattered, painfully vivid thoughts that Spiegelman had both during and after those traumatic moments. The oversized, full-color spreads include panels drawn realistically, drawn MAUS-style (i.e., Spiegelman depicts himself as a mouse), and drawn in the style of early 20th century comics such as the Katzenjammer Kids and Bringing up Father. Those early comics were a comfort to Spiegelman during the terror and paranoia he felt (and still feels) post-9/11, and the book closes with a short history and reprints of those comics, which seem startlingly relevant to the current political situation. Hardcover, 10-in. x 14 1/2-in., 40 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    In the Shadow of No Towers HC (2004 Pantheon) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Art Spiegelman defined the graphic novel memoir with his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS, which narrated his father's experiences in Auschwitz. Growing up with Holocaust survivor parents, he was taught that no place is truly safe. Spiegelman finally experienced that truth for himself on 9/11, as he and his wife raced to find their daughter, attending her first day of school two blocks away from the World Trade Center. The fragmented nature of the art and text reflect the scattered, painfully vivid thoughts that Spiegelman had both during and after those traumatic moments. The oversized, full-color spreads include panels drawn realistically, drawn MAUS-style (i.e., Spiegelman depicts himself as a mouse), and drawn in the style of early 20th century comics such as the Katzenjammer Kids and Bringing up Father. Those early comics were a comfort to Spiegelman during the terror and paranoia he felt (and still feels) post-9/11, and the book closes with a short history and reprints of those comics, which seem startlingly relevant to the current political situation. Hardcover, 10-in. x 14 1/2-in., 40 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.95.