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Monday, January 14, 2008

Jews, Comics, and Graphic Novels - course at Skirball Centre

8-session weekly course at the Skirball Center for Adult Learning at Temple Emanu-El in New York, taught by Danny Fingeroth

Jews, Comics, and Graphic Novels
Danny Fingeroth
Tues 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18

Not unlike their role in movies, Jews have been key players in all aspects of the comic book and graphic novel on both creative and business levels. Discuss the Jewish aspects of the content of the comics and graphic novels, as well as the influence the Jewish backgrounds of key creators of the comics had on their work and on American popular culture in general. Read significant works from the past one hundred years, including the work of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar. Touch on everything from the beginnings of comics during the days of radio drama to their modern incarnation in the graphic novel.

Danny Fingeroth was the longtime Group Editor of Marvel Comics' Spider-Man line and has written many comics featuring Spider-Man and other characters. He is the author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero and Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society, both published by Continuum. Danny is also editor-in-chief of Write Now! magazine (published by TwoMorrows) and teaches comics writing and analysis at The New School, New York University, and the Media Bistro.

1 comment:

Bob Andelman said...

You might enjoy this interview with former Spider-Man comics group editor Danny Fingeroth. Fingeroth is also the editor of "Disguised as Clark Kent" and "Superman on the Couch," and is editor of "Write Now! magazine.