Oklahoma City comics scholar and maker Steve Gooch presents Art Spiegelman's MAUS. MAUS is based on Speigelman’s attempts to understand and represent the story of his father, a survivor of the WWII Holocaust. Personal elements from the author’s adult life are woven with his father’s memories, which are depicted as cat-and-mouse cartoon drawings that offer their own commentary on the ethnic persecution in Europe. Spiegelman has become a respected figure of the avant-garde in “art comics” and autobiographical graphic narrative. The depictions in this story will add new layers to readers’ understandings of a familiar history because of its intimate location within this family story and its innovative visual representations. This presentation is a part of the Oklahoma Humanities Let's Talk About It Oklahoma "War, Not War, and Peace: A Pulitzer Prize Centennial Series." All are welcome to attend.