December will see the first ever comics and caricatures museum open in Israel. A brainchild of the Israeli branch of ASIFA (International Animated Film Association) and the Holon Municipality, the museum will be the 12th of its kind in the world.
A dream come true for many in the Israeli animators' community, the museum hopes to introduce its visitors to the layered aspects of the field and exhibit society's historical need for caricatures.
The elaborate showcase will include a changing feature exhibition, a permanent show titled "the Hebrew sketch-artist-publicist", which will feature the works of local comics' pioneers such as Yaakov Farkash ("Ze'ev"), Kariel Gardosh ("Dosh") and Aryeh Navon; and showings of comics' modern masters such as Dudu Geva, Michel Kichka and Uri Fink.
The museum will offer a public archive, intended on documenting and preserving the history of comic
culture in Israel and plans to hold an annual award ceremony. Winners will receive a 'Golden Pencil' award for creativity.
The museum's opening is scheduled for December 20th.