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Art Spiegelman, MetaMaus

New multimedia publication explores the legacy of Spiegelman's graphic novel, Maus

Art Spiegelman is releasing a new multimedia publication, MetaMaus, addressing the questions and the legacy of his acclaimed graphic novel about the Holocaust (link via The Casual Optimist). The following is a press release from the publisher's website:
In the pages of MetaMaus: A Look Inside A Modern Classic, Maus (going onsale October 4), Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published 25 years ago.

In MetaMaus, Spiegelman probes the questions that Maus most often evokes—Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?—and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.

MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman’s private notebooks and sketches. [Read more]

You can also browse some of the MetaMaus spreads at the Random House website [See more]. The volume, with bonus DVD, will be published on 4 October 2011.