While reading Maus, it flows like a story. A reader would never expect how much alterations and tedious work went into the pattern of the panels of this graphic novel. While it seems as though it could have been written paragraph by paragraph in a flowing manner, Art Speigelman admits to have put everything into ever detail of the pattern. Since there is such a difference between how this was written and how it is read, this must be why it takes “reader participation” to read this text. Readers are the ones who have the text flow as a story. It is so interesting how perfectly Art places the transitions between Vladeks story and the modern panels that Art is actually present in.