Anne Frank Graphic Novel released
Following in Spiegelmann’s footsteps:
times they are a changin’, for comic books, they’re finally becoming respected mainstream media in America
“Not everyone will read the diary,” she said. “The one doesn’t exclude the other.”
Using the style of comic books to illustrate serious historical topics, even genocide, is not new. Maus, Art Spiegelman’s graphic biography of his father, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, won a special Pulitzer prize in 1992.
The Anne Frank biography, authorised by the museum, is a collaboration between American author Sid Jacobson and artist Ernie Colón, the creative team behind the bestselling graphic novel of the 9/11 Commission report.