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Friday, October 03, 2008

The Jewish Side of SPX 2008

This weekend (Saturday & Sunday), the Small Press Expo will take place at the Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center.

Among those in attendance will be :

* Josh Eiserike, whose Liberal Crap comic strips for University of Maryland's Diamondback student newspaper included a cartoon about Jewish dating websites and a cartoon about the perks (and downside) of being Jewish

* Sarah Glidden (author-illustrator of the Ignatz-nominated How to Understand Israel in Sixty Days or Less! (in the Promising New Talent and Outstanding Mini-Comic categories)

* Ben Katchor (author-illustrator of The Jew of New York)

* Miss Lasko-Gross (author-illustrator of the graphic autobiography Escape from "Special")

* Miriam Libicki (author-illustrator of the jobnik! series, the first volume of which has been collected in trade paperback, the illustrated essay "Towards a Hot Jew: The Israeli Soldier as Fetish Object" and the illustrated mini-journals Ceasefire and Fierce Ease)

* Jason Lutes (author-illustrator of the comic series berlin, which has been collected in the trade paperbacks Berlin : City of Stones and Berlin : City of Smoke and author of Houdini : The Handcuff King)

* Jim Ottaviani (author of Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love and Fallout : J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb)

* Lauren Weinstein (author-illustrator of the anthology Girl Stories, which includes the story "Chanukah Blues", as well as of the story "Horse Camp" which appeared in the anthology Stuck in the Middle).

1 comment:

Josh said...

Thanks for including me on this list! Just for those reading I've done other Jewish-related material since those comics (which are almost 10 years old at this point). I invite anyone interested to check out my Web site, My current project- "A**holes"- features two Jewish protagonists. It's very offensive style humor, in the vein of Judd Apatow/Seth Rogan movies.