Included in the CO-MIX is this February, 1993 illustration Spiegelman did for the magazine depicting a Hasidic Jew kissing a black woman, a reference to the riots that took place in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The cover was Spiegelman’s most well-known work outside of the Maus books, until…
In the Shadow of No Towers is one of the most chill-inducing and recognizable piece of 9/11-inspired art to come out after the attack. Spiegelman treated the subject with the same sort of respect that he gave to the horrors of the Holocaust in Maus, and created something moving, beautiful, and unforgettable.
But Spiegelman doesn’t just get the call up when tragedy strikes. He has churned out a handful of other New Yorker covers, some funny, others poignant, all memorable.
May 11, 1998
December 18, 2000
May 26, 1997
July 8, 2002
May 20, 1996
October 14, 1996