A comic that changed the way we think about the genre, Maus by Art Spiegelman is considered one of the most controversial as well as influential graphic novels.


Originally a serial released through Raw magazine, Maus was published in two parts (1986 and 1991) and was later collected into one book.



Art used mice and cats to represent the Jewish and German characters in Maus. However, this classification falls apart many times throughout the narrative, like in this panel, where the identity of the character is unclear.

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Harmonica segment: tell us about your favourite graphic novels @hardcoverradio!


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From superheroes to memoir, comic books cover a lot of genres and styles. Today, we’re interviewing Dr. Dale Jacobs about the impact of comics and the Windsor-Essex comic art exhibit he is co-curating!


Adam West as Batman. Those fight scenes were epic!



Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson.




Little Nemo in Slumberland, by Winsor McCay. The irregular frame sizing is so interesting for this period in comic history.



Thanks to Dr. Dale Jacobs for talking to us about comics!

Here’s a picture of him reading his book, Graphic Encounters.


You can read more about Between the Panels, at the AGW website.


Two comics Dale suggests for new and seasoned comic readers:

A Girl in Dior

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and Fun Home

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Don’t forget to send us one panel of Jesse the stick man to add to our collective comic strip! You can upload it in the comments section or tweet it to us @hardcoverradio.


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