We just weren’t able to have a conversation; it would always end up with nasty arguments over something or other, with demands being placed on me that I couldn’t possibly live up to. Our generation gap was a Grand Canyon-sized chasm.
After reading Art Spiegelman’s new book Meta Maus (a giant interview about the graphic novel Maus), I found that I would like to read more about some of the hysterical conversations Art would have with his dad, Vladek.
Such as, his dad didnt like the idea that his son was hoping to become an artist because he knew he wouldnt make much money. When Art started to sell a lot of his art and be successful, Vladek warmed up to his sons profession, but only because of the cash coming in, not because of the art itself.
To mess with his dad, Art once showed him a picture he drew for a bubble gum ad, which consisted of a naked busty woman hugging a giant gum balloon. Vladek took one look at it and said “you’re going to make money from this? Good.”