Wexner Center for the Arts

The Art of Spiegelman 


As part of the 2013 Columbus Jewish Film Festival, and in advance of the grand opening of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, we’re pleased to present a recent documentary about former Wexner Center Film/Video Artist Residency Award recipient Art Spiegelman. The Art of Spiegelman is an intimate and homey portrait of the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and artist, who is just as witty, fascinating, and fiercely insightful as his extraordinary creative output would lead you to believe. Here Spiegelman evokes rich childhood memories, reflects on the evolution of his seminal work Maus, and considers his position as a key figure in the underground comics movement. (43 mins., video)

The evening starts with the charming short film Every Tuesday, introduced by its director, Rachel Loube. The New Yorker is famous for its pithy, witty, and occasionally incomprehensible single-panel cartoons, and while those cartoons are well known, the magazine's cartoonists are not. This film follows four of them through their creative process and their weekly shared lunch. (21 mins., video)

Copresented with the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, Leventhal Visiting Artists Fund, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Ohio State Film Studies Program, OSU Hillel, and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.