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Monday, March 01, 2010

lecture on Wed. Mar 3rd - It's Not Just Kid Stuff : Jews & the Graphic Novel

Temple Emanu-El
1 East 65th Street
New York, NY
6:30 PM
Call (212)744-1400 ext. 362 for information

No admission charge!

This program is part of the Library-Museum Lecture Series.

Mark Siegel, the brilliant author, editor and illustrator, will discuss the influence of Jews in the development of this important and developing literary genre.

Mark Siegel was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., and grew up in France. He is known both as a book illustrator and as the editorial director of First Second Books, which publishes graphic novels for all ages. He has illustrated Seadogs : An Epic Ocean Operetta by Lisa Wheeler, Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant and To Dance, A Ballerina's Graphic Novel by his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel. Upcoming books include more children's stories as well as a graphic novel for adults. Under the banner of First Second Books, located in the Flatiron Building in New York City, Siegel is the editor of many world acclaimed comics authors and artists from around the world, such as Joann Sfar, Eddie Campbell, Paul Pope, Jessica Abel and Lewis Trondheim. He also has tapped notable talents for graphic-novel scripts from among leading playwrights and novelists, such as Jane Yolen and Adam Rapp.

1 comment:

Eugene said...

I wasn't able to reach the blog in conventional way so I'll make an OFF TOP comment (sorry:))
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