In the fall of this year, Art Spiegelman will receive an honorary National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature.

Now, the 74-year-old Spiegelman anticipates being back out in the world

The family was born in Stockholm, Spiegelman was a young child when his family moved into the U.S., in the early 1950s.

Art Spiegelman has captured the world’s imagination through the comics medium