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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

pre-order a signed copy of the Graphic Details catalog - 12 days to go

The folks behind the Graphic Details exhibition (Michael Kaminer and Sarah Lightman) - would like to continue the tour of this unique look at the lives of Jewish women cartoonists as told through selected excerpts from their comic books and graphic novels. However, to do so they must raise funds. Thus far, the exhibition has toured galleries in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York City (where it may be seen at Yeshiva University Museum until April 15, 2012.

To help realize their goal ($10,000 USD), Sarah and Michael have set up a Kickstarter page at (no, that's not a typo ; there's no "n"at the end).

Although, pledges may be as small as $1, the lowest "reward level" is $20. If the project is funded, those who have pledged $20 will be sent a Graphic Details catalog signed by one of the participating artists - something suitable for both your personal library and/or your Judaica library (yes, safranim, I'm talking to you). Other rewards include a signed graphic book by one of the artists (min. $40), a signed, original collectors'-item drawing by a Graphic Details artist (min. $100), an original painting by acclaimed artist Miss Lasko-Gross (min. $250), a copy of Twisted Sisters 2: Drawing the Line signed by every contributing artist (min. $500) and a private drawing lesson and critique with Eisner Award nominee Miriam Katin in New York City.

The artists whose work has been displayed in the show thus far are : Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Miss Lasko-Gross, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Sarah Lazarovic, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Trina Robbins, Racheli Rottner, Sharon Rudahl, Laurie Sandell, Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein, and Ilana Zeffren.

I would like to think that if the curators reach their goal (and especially if they surpass it), there is the possibility that they might consider including other autobiographical Jewish female cartoonists whose work isn't yet part of the show, such as Phoebe Potts, Emily Steinberg and Sarah Leavitt.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hanukkah comic book guest-starring Ragman - a self-censored post

I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit:

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Here's a censored image of the final page in which we see Ragman (in his civilian guise, Rory Regan) lighting the Chanukah menorah.

The image is © DC Comics 2011 and is reproduced without their permission, but also without my charging anyone to view it. As with any material I promote on this blog, I highly encourage you to go out and buy a copy for yourselves so you can see all of the pages, instead of just this censored one.

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