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Friday, April 08, 2011

Creators of Jewish Comix at MOCCA Fest - this weekend

On April 9th and 10th, 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 :

Jonathan Baylis (author of So ... Buttons mini-comic)

Josh Bernstein (a contributor to the magazine Royal Flush which includes stories of the "Mitzvah 4")

Nick Bertozzi (co-illustrator of Houdini : The Handcuff King)

Richard Codor (author-illustrator of Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah, Babushkin's Catalogue of Jewish Inventions and Too Many Latkes)

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.

Josh Eiserike (writer of the stories in the comic series Assholes, 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)

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!)

Dean Haspiel (illustrator of many Harvey Pekar stories, including his graphic novels The Quitter and Ego & Hubris : The Michael Malice Story)

Al Jaffee (cartoonist best known for his work in Mad magazine, who also contributed artwork to Moshiach Times, who will be receiving the Klein Award)

Ben Katchor (author-illustrator of The Jew of New York and the upcoming The Dairy Restaurant

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

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)

Paul Levitz (author of "Tradition" in DC Comics' 9-11 September 11th 2001)

David Malki! (author of the Wondermark webcomic, which has been collected in trade paperback). Among the comics that have appeared on the site is one with the punch line "Hannukah bush", one about the Jewish New Year, one that uses the juice/Jews homonym joke and one about Hebephiles.

Jeff Newelt (contributor to Heeb magazine)

Jerry Robinson (Batman series artist who also did illustrations for Bible Tales for Young Folk)

Mitch Rothenberg (writer of the comic series Assholes, which showed a Jewish date in the 2nd issue)

Leslie Stein (author-illustrator of the semi-autobiographical Eye of the Majestic Creature, as well as a short piece in Comics Festival, in which she made reference to her "Jewish nose")

Seth Tobocman (author-illustrator of Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians : For My Parents and "The Serpent of State")

Li-or Zaltzman (cartoonist currently working on a 100+ page coming of age story that takes place in Tel Aviv)

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