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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Creators of Jewish Comix at MOCCA Fest - this weekend

On June 6th and 7th, the annual Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art Festival will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory (Lexinton and 25th) in Manhttan (New York), between the hours of 11 AM and 6 PM.

Among the creators of Jewish comic stories / art who will be in attendance are :

* Daniel Bradford, illustrator of "David vs. Goliath" (in Mecha Manga Bible Heroes #1)

* Willow Dawson, a talented Canadian artist, who has illustrated the anthology No Girls Allowed : Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure, written by Susan Hughes & published by Kids Can Press. The anthology includes the story of Esther Brandeau, the first Jewish person to immigrate to Canada.

* Evan Dorkin, who has written or co-written the following : "The Gift of the Maccabees" (in The Simpsons Winter Wing Ding #1 ; "One-Punch Goldberg" (in Biff Bam Pow! #1 ; the one-page comic "How to Cook a Gentile" (Heeb #15) and "The Soda Thief" (in Streetwise : Autobiographical Stories by Comic Book Professionals)

* Sarah Dyer, who has co-written the following : "The Gift of the Maccabees" (in The Simpsons Winter Wing Ding #1 ; "One-Punch Goldberg" (in Biff Bam Pow! #1 ; the one-page comic "How to Cook a Gentile" (Heeb #15)

* Danny Fingeroth, author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero

* Sarah Glidden, author-illustrator of the autobiographical How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less!, which will be published by Vertigo

* Dan Goldman, author-illustrator of a short piece titled "Schmear" (in Smut Peddler #2), which he describes as "Jewish porn" (since it takes place in the backroom of a Brooklyn bagel shop), as well as a special 1-page illustration for The New York Post titled "Israel Turns 60".

* Ben Granoff, illustrator of "Yiddishkeit"

* Al Jaffee, cartoonist best known for his work in Mad magazine, who also contributed artwork to Moshiach Times

* Miss Lasko-Gross, author-illustrator of the graphic autobiography Escape from "Special" and A Mess of Everything

* Neil Kleid, Xeric award-winning author / illustrator of Stable Rods, "Shomer Negiah", Pilgrimage : Two Weeks in G-d's Country, the graphic novel Brownsville, as well as the forthcoming Migdal David and The Big Khan

* Peter Kuper, author-illustrator of the short biographical story "Promised Land" in Bleeding Heart #2, as well as the book-length autobiographical Stop Forgetting to Remember : The Autobiography of Walter Kurtz

* Miriam Libicki, author-illustrator of the jobnik! series, the first volume of which has been collected in trade paperback, the illustrated essays "Towards a Hot Jew: The Israeli Soldier as Fetish Object" and "Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!" & the illustrated mini-journals Ceasefire and Fierce Ease.

* Jerry Robinson, who wil be receiveing a Klein award for recognition of his elevating the cartoon arts (particularly for his contributions to the Batman comic books). Among Robinson's other stories are "In the Beginning...", "The Psalms of David" and "Cain and Abel" in the series Bible Tales for Young Folk.

* Jonathan Rosenberg, author-illustrator of the webcomic Goats, which includes the Jewish character "Jon", as seen in the strip from Nov. 24, 2005

* Seth Tobocman, illustrator of Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians : For My Parents and "The Serpent of State"

* Dov Torbin, illustrator of "Darkness on the Edge of Hymietown (A True Story)", "Eugene the Jew", and "Telling Tales Out of (Hebrew Day) School"

1 comment:

Gilana said...

This may seem strange, but I'm hoping you (or someone who reads this blog) can help me. I'm on the hunt for a book my family had when I was a child. Unfortunately, I don't know the book or author. It was a book of four-panel comics, each talking about how a different Jewish sect would deal with or feel about any given topic. For example, if it was about dating, it would be the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and I *think* Reconstructionist opinions / responses / whatever about dating. I know this is rather vague, but I'm hopeful. I haven't seen the book in about 15 years, but I'd know it if I saw it. It's probably from pre-1990, but I could be wrong. Any ideas?