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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JT Waldman - Gallery talk, reception, exhibition

On the one hand, it's not unusual for me to (once again) help hype cartoonist JT Waldman. Especially not when it's so close to Purim (what with his having adapted Megillat Esther into a graphic novel titled Megillat Esther). And especially now that he's actually taken the time and trouble to get his own official website (wonder what took him so long).

What may seem odd is that I'm promoting a Purim event in the days before Purim when I've managed to let Hanukkah pass by with nary a mention of the fine comic strips and comic book stories of 2009. All I can write in response is that "they're in the queue and I will try to get to the Hanukkah stuff as soon as I can". Yes, I am serious.

Getting back to JT and an explanation of the subject heading, though.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Gallery Talk and Reception
Yeshiva University
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC 10011
t : 212-294-8330

Yeshiva University Museum invites you to experience more than 50 original drawings and digital enlargements from JT Waldman's ground-breaking graphic novel Megillat Esther. See Queen Esther, Mordechai and the entire cast of Purim like you've never seen them before. Light bites, refreshments and plenty of food for thought!

Drawing on Tradition : The Book of Esther
February 21- August 15, 2010
This exhibition depicts the Book of Esther as you've never seen it before. Featuring the bold and edgy illustrations from JT Waldman's Megillat Esther, this epic tale of exile and redemption is sure to amaze and intrigue. This exhibition has been originated by the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Original drawings courtesy of JT Waldman.

event notice (expired) - SuperJew? How Jews Created the Comic Book Industry

Unfortunately, I learned about this class (which took place in 2009) far too late to tell prospective sign-ups about it. If it's repeated, I hope I'll get more advance notice about it.

Toronto's Secular Jewish Community School
The Winchevsky Centre
585 Cranbrooke Avenue,
Toronto, ON M6A 2X9

Module #4: 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

SuperJew? How Jews Created the Comic Book Industry

Led by drama and improvisation teacher Gary Jury

Is Superman actually Moses in disguise? This 5-week course will examine the amazing influence that Jews have had on the Comic Book industry. SK-Grade 5 students will learn to 'draw' on their own experiences, as they create their own Jewish superhero. Gary Jury is an experienced drama and improvisation teacher.