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Monday, April 11, 2011

Neil Gaiman in discussion with Paul Levitz - Thursday at Symphony Space

Today's blog entry is a part of this month's Jewish Blog Carnival.

Award-winning comics writer Neil Gaiman will be
appearing on April 14th at the Symphony Space in New York, talking about his life and his writing with Paul Levitz (former publisher at DC Comics).

Neil is probably best known for Vertigo's Sandman series (read the first issue for free at, Acrobat format).

Neil also contributed scripts for stories that appeared in the anthology Outrageous Tales of the Old Testament. Cyril Camus recently discussed how Neil's Jewish background contributed both to certain characters and concepts in the Sandman series, as well as to the critical way that he presented his adaptations in the Knockabout anthology (see The "Outsider": Neil Gaiman and the Old Testament in Shofar :An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies vol. 29, N°2).

Among other things, Paul Levitz was the author of "Tradition" in DC Comics' 9-11 September 11th 2001.

Date : Thurs., Apr. 14
Time : 7:00 P.M.
Place : Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
Cost : FREE for Columbia Affiliates with ID (RSVP in advance and show ID at Box Office window)
Non-Affiliates: $10; Day of Show $15

Sponsored by the Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies.

As a bonus for visitors coming to this blog from the Jewish Book Carnival, here is a video showing Neil discussing how his Jewish heritage has influenced his writing.

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