Art Spiegelman: 'In the Shadow of No Towers'

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Cartoonist Art Spiegelman drew one of the most memorable images after the Sept. 11 attacks. Readers of The New Yorker magazine received a cover that appeared completely black. Only upon looking closer did readers see the slightly darker silhouette of the World Trade Center's twin towers.

That image now forms the cover of In the Shadow of No Towers, his first book since Maus, an acclaimed work about the Holocaust.

The artist and New York City resident shares his recollections of Sept. 11, and how it inspired him to return to cartooning, with NPR's Steve Inskeep.



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