It’s branded as ‘the Haggadah for millennials.’
Prostitution, Weimar Germany, the Holocaust, Vietnam, gender dysphoria and monsters all play a role in Emil Ferris’s thrilling graphic novel debut.
As a Dutch Jewish couple hiding separately from the Nazis, Emmanuel Joels and Hetty van Son were literally drawn together by a comic book of Emmanuel’s romantic invention.
Benjy Melendez formed one of the Bronx’s most notorious gangs and later discovered his family’s crypto-Jewish past. If you think that would be a good subject for a graphic novel, you’d be right.
When Israelis Rutu Modan and Yirmi Pinkus started publishing graphic novels, their decision to work in English was seen as snobbish and unpatriotic — even anti-Zionist.
Miss Lasko-Gross’s poignant ‘Henni’ arrives at a charged moment for cartoons and religion. In the graphic novel the female lead abandons her village in a quest for forbidden knowledge.
“When your parents are dying, it’s not like a baby, where people want to come over and play with the baby. Somebody comes over and brings you a little onesie or stretchy…. What are they going to do — bring Depends? Or a case of Ensure?”
In a year of books authored by immigrants from the Soviet Union, Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel ‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel’ offers a hilarious take on dating.
“You will stomp us into the dirt,” is how her mother responded to Anya Ulinich’s new tragicomic graphic novel. Paul Berger had a more open view of ‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel’!
Matt Freedman’s harrowing and hilarious ‘Relatively Indolent But Relentless’ is totally unlike traditional memoirs. So is Liana Finck’s graphic review of it.