If you’re in Miami Beach this weekend, we’d love to see you…
…and we love how they present the show. Cannot wait for this run!
“Jews have had an extensive contribution to comics. But the focus has been mostly on men and superheroes. How did women contribute to the history of comics, and in particular, to autobiographical comics, a genre they helped birth? What is particularly Jewish and female about how they did it? And, why unveil parts of yourself and your life in comics? These are the questions posed to 18 artists, whose writings and drawings depict their own pain, laughter, shame, triumphs and self-doubts in a way that taps a collective nerve.”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves:
“Shuster, Siegel, Kane: a list of the giants of comic art reads like the guestbook of a bar mitzvah. Conspicuously missing, however, are the many Jewish women who’ve influenced the art form, especially with their autobiographical work. Seeking to redraw the map of comic art, OJM presents confessional comics by 18 lady illustrators of the Jewish persuasion, including Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Robert Crumb’s partner and an accomplished artist in her own right, and queer artist and writer Ariel Schrag.”
Thanks, Portland Monthly!