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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.

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