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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Toronto graphic memoir author-illustrator at Jewish Book Fair - Nov. 11

Sun., Nov. 11th
4:30 PM
Leah Posluns Theatre
4588 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M2R 1W6

Artist and author Simon Schneiderman shows slides and speaks on his new book Preoccupied with My Father. With paintings and poetry Simon Schneiderman has created a graphic memoir of his late father Yoel's life, changed forever by the Holocaust.

A collection of Schneiderman's paintings will be exhibited November 3-11 in the Leah Posluns Theatre lobby and at the Miles Nadal JCC.

To see sample pages from Preocuupied, go to

2 Jewish graphic novel author-illustrators in Toronto - Oct. 20th

For the 3rd year in a row, Harbourfront Cenre is hosting a reading by a Jewish female cartoonist as part of its annual reading series.

The International Festival of Authors presents both Rutu Modan (author of Exit Wounds) and James Sturm (author of The Golem's Mighty Swing) on Oct. 20th at 12:00 noon in the Brigantine Room. The readings / Powerpoint presentations will be hosted by Peter Birkemoe, co-owner of The Beguiling (the best place in Toronto to shop for Jewish & Israeli comics and graphic novels).

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5J 2G8

To purchase tickets, please go to

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Comic Torah

The Comic Torah is a new, weekly on-liner
based on the parsha hashavuah. It is created by comedian and NPR
commentator, Aaron Freeman and visual artist, Sharon Rosenzweig.

We have re-imagined the Hebrew bible as part family feud between YHWH and the rest of the Canaanite pantheon and part love story between YHWH (a green-skinned female) and Moses (a black bodybuilder.) The pages are certainly irreverent but we think Judaism will die of boredom long before it expires of sacrilege.