The New York Times today calls the book “stunning”.
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“The gallery smelled of garlic and onions… , because the gallery’s air conditioning vents were situated above the Book Fair’s food court’s bbq grills. It gave the setting a homey feeling.
“Also present was Michael Kaminer, a dining critic for the NY Daily News, who wrote a story on this trend for The Forward in 2008.”
We think he meant the trend of Jewish women/autobiographical comics, not onion-and-garlic odors at book fairs.
Read the whole post here.
…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.”