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.
Graphic novelist and war journalist Joe Sacco tells the story of July 1, 1916, the bloodiest day in the history of the British army in his new book ‘The Great War.’
Rutu Modan’s new graphic novel traces a woman’s journey to Poland with her grandmother to reclaim family property from before the Holocaust.
On its face, Rutu Modan’s ‘The Property’ is about a Jewish woman returning to Poland for the first time since the Holocaust. But there’s much more beneath the surface.
Boaz Yakin’s most recent graphic novel, “Jerusalem: A Family Portrait,” illustrated by Nick Bertozzi, will be published later this month. His blog posts are featured 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:
Ben Katchor’s forte has always been his ability to nudge a real-life absurdity one or two notches too far. This quality is on display in his new book ‘Hand-Drying in America.’