Any comic geek knows that some of the most beloved superheroes (including Superman and Spider-Man) were created by Jewish men. But we rarely hear about Jewish women who’ve crafted comics – until now.
A new international touring exhibition explores Jewish women’s autobiographical comics. Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women presents the work of artists from around the world (including works by Canadian and Israeli artists).
Among the topics explored in the comic books and graphic novels are: Romance, desires, politics and experiences. This is the first time that a number of the original artworks are being publicly displayed.
The exhibition is co-curated by New York journalist Michael Kaminer and Sarah Lightman, an award-winning London artist.
Participants include: Bernice Eisenstein, Vanessa Davis, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Miriam Katin, Sarah Glidden, Ilana Zeffren, Ariel Schrag, Sharon Rudahl, Lauren Weinstein, Laurie Sandell, Miriam Libicki, Diane Noomin, Trina Robbins, Corinne Pearlman, Sarah Lazarovic, Corinne Pearlman and Racheli Rotner.
Graphic Details: Confessional Comics started its North American tour at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum back in October 2010. The exhibition will be on display at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto (1214 Queen St. West) for a total of two months (from February 17, 2011 to April 17, 2011).
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life
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