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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Chanukah / Hanukkah Comix

I realize it may seem like I'm jumping the gun a bit, wishing all my readers an early "Happy Hanukkah", when the holiday doesn't start this year for another 5 days (well --- evenings, since all of the Jewish holidays start at sundown).

However, I'm not the only one getting psyched for the Festival of Lights.

Tery Laban, Jewish cartoonist of "Edge City" (co-written by his wife Patty) has already started a multi-part storyline in his syndicated comic strip. Since SFgate doesn't archive the strip and since the King Features page that does archive the strip only retains one week's worth of strips (and is over a month behind), you need to click on the following link to read what looks like part 1 of the current Hanukkah storyline: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/comics/Edge_City.dtl.

It is too early to read Hillary Price's Chanukah-themed cartoons in her syndicated comic strip "Rhymes with Orange" (assuming she does one this year), but it's never too early or too late to click on the following links and enjoy the ghosts of Hanukkah cartoons past :

http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/home.php?date=19991219

http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/home.php?date=20001220

http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/home.php?date=20001222

http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/home.php?date=20041210

http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/home.php?date=20060102

http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/home.php?date=20061215

I also found the link to the Off the Mark Chanukah cartoons of Mark Parisi : http://www.offthemark.com/search-results/key/chanukah/, which I may not have posted about before.

In 2003, Elena Steier did a "Ramprats" Hanuukah cartoon which featured Mothra (don't ask why ; just click on the link) : http://www.striporama.com/ramprats/mothra_Hanukkah_2003.jpg

Walter Hudsick over at the Recreation Annex blog discussed the backup story in Justice League of America (original series) #188 - "Miracle at 22,300 Miles" in December 2005, but I only just ran across it.

If anyone comes across any additional Chanukah comic strips, comic book stories or graphic novels that haven't been listed or mentioned in my online bibliography, Yahoo discussion forum or this blog, please send me an e-mail (safran-can@yahoo.com).

Happy Holidays, everyone - whatever & however you celebrate!

1 comment:

dddegg said...

The Houston Chronicle runs Edge City online and keeps a 30 day archive. Read the story from the beginning of the week.
http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComick.mpl?date=20071129&name=Edge_City