Jewish Comics logo illustrated by Michael Netzer, copyright 2009

Jewish Comics Search Engine

Goodreads bookshelf montage

Google Search Window

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jewish cartoonists & infertility

This week (May 15-22) is Canadian Infertility Awareness Week. For more info, please go to the site of the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada.

In honor of CIAW, I am posting information about 2 comics which have been used to tell the stories of Jewish women artists who had problems getting pregnant and sought help at fertility clinics to no avail.

In 1994, Diane Noomin, wrote and illustrated the autobiographical story "Baby Talk: A Tale of 4 Miscarriages", which was published in the anthology Twisted Sisters 2: Drawing the Line.

In 2010, Phoebe Potts wrote and illustrated the autobiographical graphic novel Good Eggs, which dealt with her marrying a Gentile artist, considering becoming a rabbi, and trying to get pregnant.

No comments: