(February 15, 1948- )
Wrote and illustrated 'Maus I: A Survivor's Tale (1986),' 'Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began (1991)' and 'In the Shadow of No Towers (2004)'
Received Pulitzer Prize (1992)
Worked at The New Yorker (1992-2002)
Why he might be annoying
He studied at Harpur College but did not graduate.
When he was starting out, he submitted comics to underground magazines with names like 'Bizarre Sex.'
He used to sometimes go by the pseudonym 'Al Flooglebackle.'
He was a consultant for a bubblegum company for 20 years.
He thought up the Garbage Pail Kids, a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kid dolls.
His 'Maus' books about the Holocaust depict Jews as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs and Americans as dogs.
Why he might not be annoying
His mother committed suicide.
The 'Maus' books, based on his parents' experiences in Nazi Germany, are thought by many to be the most powerful graphic novels ever written.
His work shows that comics can be a serious art form.
He called R.Crumb one of the greatest cartoonists of our time.
He left The New Yorker soon after 9/11 because he felt the media had become cowed.
His Harpers article (June 2006) about the Muslim cartoon controversy included the original cartoons.
Indigo Books, a large Canadian book retailer, pulled this issue of Harpers from its shelves.
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 78 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 90 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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