Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
Our team regularly take these books to enjoy for themselves.
Every few weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the novels from our Story Studio. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘Daytripper’ by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá here.
‘The Complete Maus’ by Art Spiegelman.
‘The Complete Maus‘ is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman, serialized from 1980 to 1991.
The graphic novel tells a real-life story. Critics have classified Maus as a memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor.
In his work, Spiegelman addresses the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons. Through doing this he is able to capture the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival.
The story also reveals how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their parents.
The novel has bee called a contemporary classic and in 1992, it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.