Art Spiegelman's Maus is one of those comics (ahem, graphic novels) that are routinely listed as examples of how the art form can be about much more than horrifyingly disproportionate men and women shooting each other (thank you, Rob Liefield). Which is why I'm incredibly excited that Spiegelman is revisiting Maus in the form of the aptly-titled MetaMaus, set to be released next month.
"In MetaMaus, Spiegelman employs prose, drawings, documents, and photographs to trace the intersecting paths of history, family, and comics that led to the creation, twenty-five years ago, of Maus, his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book about the Holocaust."
MetaMaus will be released on October 4th. You can view additional material from the book and bonus DVD on Art Spiegelman's Facebook page.