As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
This detailed telling of the experiences of this man who actually was alive during the time of the Jewish Holocaust gives us a shockingly clear picture about what really happened. Scott McCloud says in Reinventing Comics that the revolution Minority Representation states that a person from a particular ethnic group can tell a story about his particular culture better than someone from a different ethnic background. I think that holds true in this comic, because after all, the Holocaust is a part of Jewish history, and Art Speigelman is Jewish. I would further add to Scott McCloud’s revolution by saying that “A person who has actually experienced what has happened in the story, can better tell that story”. This is the case with Vladek, even though he didn’t write the comic, we know that he still had to tell these stories to his son, Art Speigelman, who in turn put them in a comic. So not only does Scott McCloud’s revolution of Minority Representation apply to Art Speigelman, but it would also apply to his father Vladek whose culture is also Jewish. So, if we acknowledge my add-on to the revolution of Minority Representation we can see that this comic may have never won the Pulitzer Prize, or became as popular as it did if it was not for the great storytelling of Art Speigelman’s father, Vladek.