by Melanie Weiss

Graphic Novels About Women

The notion of a graphic novel about the Holocaust dates back at least to 1980, when Art Spiegelman first published parts of MAUS in his magazine. Raw. His vivid line drawings depicting the Nazis as cats, the Jews as mice, and the Poles as pigs introduced people to the notion that “comics” could tell the story of the Holocaust, too, and set the stage for a recent spate of similar works, including three published this year alone.

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