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‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episodes 1 & 2

Art Spiegelman: The first instalment of his new comic, 6 March 2003

... issue, the print edition of the London Review will be running ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ by Art Spiegelman, an extract from which appears below. Spiegelman has recently announced his resignation from the New Yorker, restless with what he described to Corriere della Sera as ‘the widespread conformism of the mass ...

It Rhymes

Michael Wood, 6 April 1995

The Wild Party 
by Joseph Moncure March, with drawings by Art Spiegelman .
Picador, 112 pp., £9.99, November 1994, 0 330 33656 8
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... idea whether it is good poetry or bad poetry. In fact, I’m not sure that it is poetry at all.’ Art Spiegelman, illustrator and rediscoverer of the piece – not exactly a lost classic, as it is billed, since it was published in 1928, and again, in a slightly self-censored version, in 1968 – says he asked William Burroughs what he thought. ‘It’s ...

At the Hayward

Peter Campbell: Roy Lichtenstein, 18 March 2004

... artist – he was not well known – had taken a sharp turn off the path most American high art was following. There are pictures in the Hayward show from right up to the last year of his life – 1997. In the Bernard Jacobson Gallery in Clifford Street, W1 you can see, until 27 March, the last things he did: prints of interiors in which the usual ...

Short Cuts

Thomas Jones: ‘freedom’, 24 July 2003

... last frame of the most recent installment of ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ (see LRB, 10 July), Art Spiegelman riffed on the first line of the chorus of ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose’: ‘I thought I’d lose my life on 9/11 . . . I lost my mind soon after, and lost my last speck of faith in the ...

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