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Liana Finck is adapting old Yiddish press self-help columns into a book. This week, she’s letting us peek behind the curtain at her source material. On Monday, she looked at the first two pages of her comic. Today, she takes a look at the second story. Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:

This is the text from the second story (translation by the excellent Jordan Kutzik):

And here is a page from my version of the story. This is the one I was least faithful to, and the first one I made.

Liana Finck’s Bintel Brief comic is being made with help from the Six Points Fellowship for emerging Jewish artists, a partnership between Avoda Arts, JDub Records and the Foundation for Jewish Culture. The comic is being serialized in the Forward newspaper.

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