Art Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948 and raised in Queens, New York. He taught history and aesthetics of comics at the School for Visual Arts in New York (1979-1986). He is co-founder and editor of RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine. His work has been published in many periodicals, including the New Yorker, where he is a contributing editor. His drawings have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is the author and illustrator of Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II, both of which, in 1992, won him the Pulitzer Prize. He has also published a children's book entitled Open Me... I'm A Dog, as well as the illustration accompaniment to the 1928 book, The Wild Party, by Joseph Moncure March. Art Spiegelman is currently working on the story and the sets for a new opera entitled "Drawn to Death: A Three Panel Opera" with composer Phillip Johnston. Art Spiegelman and his wife Francoise Mouly edited the children's anthology Little Lit in 2000. A second anthology, Little Lit Strange Stories for Strange Kids, has been published in the fall of 2001. Other honors he has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently working on a new book, The Jew's Kiss. The third in the Little Lit series, It was a Dark and Silly Night, will be published in October 2003. Spiegelman currently resides in New York City.