“Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Autobiographical Comics” will showcase diaristic, confessional, and true-life comics by Jewish artists from around the world.
“Fans are embracing the kind of raw, revealing autobiographical comics produced by a new generation of young, female, Jewish graphic novelists,” according to a recent story in the Forward weekly. “These young artists are…ruthlessly honest, presenting their bodies as nakedly as their emotions.”
With participating artists (in formation) including Vanessa Davis, Sarah Glidden, Miss Lasko-Gross, Miriam Katin, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Corinne Pearlman, Sharon Rudahl, Ariel Schrag, and Lauren Weinstein, the exhibit will explore their uniquely Jewish bluntness, humor, and boundary-pushing.
Academics and experts like Professor Samantha Baskind, editor of The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches, Paul Buhle, author of Jews and American Comics, Paul Gravett, the London-based comics journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, and UK writer and comics scholar Ariel Kahn, will also take part.
The Forward, the Jewish news source of record, has signed on as New York media sponsor for the exhibit.
New York-based journalist Michael Kaminer and London artist/academic Sarah Lightman will co-curate. Kaminer, a collector of original comic art, writes about arts and culture for the Forward. Lightman,is a curator and PhD student on ‘Autobiography in Comics” at University of Glasgow in Scotland. Together, they are designing an exhibit —and accompanying talks and cultural programs — to tour venues in North America and Europe.
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