Seth Madej

Spiegelman v. Coleridge

Posted by on March 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I just remembered that several years ago I attended a lecture by Pulitzer-Prize-winning “comix” artist Art Spiegelman, during which he compared himself to legendary poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Mr. Speigelman said his own work was much more difficult than poetry, because a poet just has to write words, while a comics artist has to write words¬†and¬†draw pictures.

An excerpt from "The Eolian Harp" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

An excerpt from Breakdowns by Art Speigelman

 from Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! by Art Spiegelman, 2008

 

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