Sin la sombra de las torres
terribles acontecimientos del 11 de septiembre de 2001?
El dibujante de cómics e ilustrador Art Spiegelman (Premio
Pulitzer 1992 por Maus, su anterior obra) narra su visión de los
atentados contra las Torres Gemelas desde Manhattan, en primera línea
de fuego. El brutal atentado hizo que el autor, que se había retirado
Other complaints have centered on his strong political beliefs: but, let's face it, he is right. That tragedy WAS highjacked by the right, and the American public was hoodwinke ...more
Yes, I did that. I started off a review about 9/11 with a Family Guy quote. You all saw it. Take my goodreaders badge away.
Too late? When did the satire on 9/11 begin? Is it still acceptable? Let's ask the hipsters.
Yes, I laughed at the Family Guy episode. GW refounding the confederacy and starting a 2nd Civil War that resulted in 17 million dead including Cesar Millan.. it puts a nice spin on the 'what happened if 9/11 was thwarted'idea.
I guess I'm jus ...more
he lives in lower manhattan, and witnessed the attacks first hand. his black-on-black work ran as the cover of the new yorker days after the attacks. he talks about his struggle to understand the crisis, to understand and have faith in his country - especially when the decision to go to war ...more
On another note, comic fans will get a huge kick out of Spiegelman’s inc ...more
A series of broadside meditations--political, mental, and social commentary--on Spiegelman's experience in lower Manhattan on 9/11 and how its afterimage engulfed his spirit--is followed by a history of the beginnings of newspaper comics in the United States (with illustrated examples). The dislocation I felt between the two sections mirrored the author's state as he related it in his broadsides ...more
However, perhaps that's the point? NYC after Sept. 11th must have been chaotic, unsure, paranoid, surreal. There must have been no flow to one's reality or new expectations of what's going on. In that case, this is an exceptional book. It follows completely along these lines.
The graphics are terrific. I especially liked the use of upside down strips: part of a strip is right ...more
Three word review: Triumphant Paranoid Screed
Having escaped "ground zero" just in time, but having to live in its neighborhood during the aftermath gives Spiegelman a relevant perspective that those of us, at a distance, could benefit by reading. He uses all his cartoonist ...more
What really rubbed me the wrong way is Spiegelman's insistence that the World Trade Center attacks were somehow not a big deal to those people outside of New York. This is incredibly ludicrous. Not ...more
Book blurb: In the Shadow of No Towers is a highly personalized, political, and confessional diary of his experience of September 11 and its aftermath. In 10 large-scale pages of original, hard hitting material (composed from September 11, 2001 to August 31, 2003), two essays, and 10 old comic strip reproductions from the early 20th century, Spiegelman expresses his feelings of dislocation, grief, anxiety, and outrage o ...more
7th grade - adult. I've finally hit the future: my students no longer remember this event.
The eclectic art work the free form commentary and storytelling -- the whole mix -- is beyond anything you'd have expected. Surely, like his Maus this is one of the great graphic novels.
Unlike standard comic journalism -- like Joe Sacco's approach -- the form of t ...more
The look ( the SIZE ) of this graphic novel is unlike that of any I've ever seen before, and although it makes it impractical to carry around, it also does the impressive drawing ...more
For me, this single book resulted in two different reading experiences. The first part of the book is Spiegelman's reaction to his experience of 9/11 (he was right there) in the form of a comic (graphic).
The second part of the book is an historical retrospective of comics born from Spiegelman's ...more
Selfish Cunt’s I Love New York it ain’t, but it shocked my heart just the same, with its frankness and irony at the same time. Art described his experience as a New Yorker during and after the 9/11. ...more
Hardly inspirational or even insightful in ...more