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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
... Starting in this issue, the print edition of the London Review will be running ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ by ArtSpiegelman, 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 media’ in the US during the Bush era ...

Mood Indigo

Art Spiegelman: Singing the Inauguration Day blues

20 January 2005
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It Rhymes

Michael Wood

6 April 1995
TheWild 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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... with its sex and violence, to say nothing of its bad rhymes, declared: ‘I haven’t the faintest idea whether it is good poetry or bad poetry. In fact, I’m not sure that it is poetry at all.’ ArtSpiegelman, 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 ...

At the Hayward

Peter Campbell: Roy Lichtenstein

18 March 2004
... frames from war comics and romance comics at the Leo Castelli Gallery put out the news that another 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 ...

Short Cuts

Thomas Jones: ‘freedom’

24 July 2003
... in Iraq who told the Economist: ‘It sucks. You promise freedom. They get martial law.’ In the last frame of the most recent installment of ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ (see LRB, 10 July), ArtSpiegelman 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 ...

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