Article: Why ‘Maus’ remains ‘the greatest graphic novel ever written,’ 30 years later

Academic history texts are only one way to gain knowledge of history. Consider the style of Maus and the background of the author. What methodologies do the graphic novel and reader rely on to produce knowledge? To what extent do these methodologies affect what knowledge is produced?

A panel from Art Spiegelman’s “MetaMaus” — a 25th-anniversary “Maus” compendium. ( Art Spiegelman and Pantheon Books)