Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Art Spiegleman and Maus on Jeopardy

Two days ago on Jeopardy, under the category of Mouse in the House, the $2000 clue read by Alex Trebek was "In 1992 he won a Special Pulitzer for "Maus", his graphic novel about the Holocaust."

The first contestant to ring in answered "Who is Art Spielman?" and was incorrect. A second contestant answered "Who is Art Spiegle?" and was incorrect. The third contestant didn't respond.

I was impressed with how close those two attempts were. It's clear that comics are on the minds of more adult Americans now than was the case just a few decades ago. Hooray for comics!


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