About the Author for Jack and the Box
Art Spiegelman is best known for his masterful two-volume Holocaust narrative, Maus, which in 1992 won a Pulitzer Prize. Born in Stockholm in 1948, Spiegelman rejected his parents' aspirations for him to become a dentist and he began to study cartooning in high school and drawing professionally at age 16. He was the cofounder/editor of RAW, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad.In addition to the Pulitzer, Spiegelman has been honored with a Guggenheim fellowship and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His last book, In the Shadow of No Towers, was selected by the New York Times as one of the 100 most notable books of 2004. In Fall 2008, he will be publishing the graphic novel Breakdowns with Pantheon Books, and a children's comic storybook called Jack and the Box with Toon Books. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.