Archive for January, 2011

Jewesses with Attitude interviews a Jewess with attitude… curator Sarah Lightman

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 by michaelkaminer

In part 2 of its multiweek series on Graphic Details, the Jewish Women’s Archive Jewesses with Attitude blog interviews co-curator Sarah Lightman today.  Check it out!

“Only boys like cartoons!”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 by michaelkaminer

“‘Is a category with five Mexican feminist writers impressive, or embarrassing when compared with the 45 articles on characters in The Simpsons?’ the Times asks. Only boys like cartoons!”

Interesting cartoon angle in this Village Voice take on today’s front-page NYT piece exploring Wiki sexism.  Read more.

Koffler to host opening extravaganza for Graphic Details at the Gladstone in Toronto!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by michaelkaminer

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is presenting Graphic Details at Toronto’s fabulous Gladstone Hotel galleries starting February 17.

There’s a full slate of opening activities hosted by the Koffler.  Join us!

Graphic Details will run through April 17 in TO.

New doc profiles cartoonist who survived Stalin’s purges

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by michaelkaminer

From the Forward’s Arty Semite blog.  We’re going to see this one.

“Although it may seem odd to hear a man who drew caricatures for a living talk about what it felt like to live through the horrors of the former Soviet Union, this is exactly what happens in the documentary Stalin Thought of You. Meet Boris Efimovich Efimov, a political cartoonist who witnessed every major event in the history of the Soviet Union — from the Russian Revolution to the collapse of the Berlin Wall — before he died at the age of 109 in 2008.”

Remembering that “Everything’s Relative” in Jewish comics

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2011 by michaelkaminer

We just stumbled across Everything’s Relative, Jordan Gorfinkle’s fun Jewish-family strip.  We think it may have tanked, but still a fun moment in Jewish comics.

“Unsung women of Golden Age comics” wiki launches

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2011 by michaelkaminer

Amazing that this wiki on “unsung women of Golden Age comics” just launched.  We can all contribute!  From ComicsBeat.

Suicide Girls gets its own comic

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 by michaelkaminer

We love that publisher IDW is launching a Suicide Girls comic, but get a little queasy over a press-release description of SG as a “respected contemporary lifestyle brand.”  More at ComicsBeat.