Columbus: Art Spiegelman on "Si Lewen's Parade"

Event date: 
11/15/2016 - 7:00pm

Harper's Magazine and Book Culture present a special event with Art Spiegelman. Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm for a reading and signing of Si Lewen's Parade: An Artist's Odyssey, from Art Spiegelman, author of Maus I & II. 

Si Lewen’s Parade is a timeless story told in a language that knows no country—a wordless epic that, despite its muteness, is more powerful than the written or the spoken word. First published in 1957, The Parade is a lost classic, newly discovered, remastered, and presented by Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Maus. Reproduced in a unique two-sided accordion-fold format with an extensive overview of the artist’s career on the verso, The Parade is a celebration of art and the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over the past 90 years, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. As The Parade unfolds, the reader is taken on an unforgettable journey of sequential images.

Please do not bring copies of previous books for him to sign. 

Si Lewen was born in Lublin, Poland, on November 8, 1918. During World War II he served in the US Army as one of the Ritchie Boys (German-speaking Special Ops) from the invasion of Normandy to the liberation of Buchenwald. He resumed his career as a painter after the war. Si Lewen passed away at the Foulkways retirement home in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, on July 25, 2016.

Art Spiegelman is an American comics writer, artist, and editor best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel memoir, Maus.


Event address: 
450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
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Si Lewen's Parade: An Artist's Odyssey By Si Lewen, Art Spiegelman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Si Lewen, Art Spiegelman (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781419721618
Published: Abrams ComicArts - October 4th, 2016