Comic Book Picks

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When many people think of comic books, they still picture superheroes saving the day and cartoon bubbles with words like “Ka-Pow!” in bold font. But there is a whole intriguing world of comic books out there that sheds light on a particular and more realistic experience. We at 614 were interested in what Jewish women comic book writers had to say in their works about their religious identity and whether they shared cultural themes in their writing. Read the interviews with the diverse group of authors we selected and see for yourself.

Helter-Skelter and Self-Taught
She may not have a formal art education, but Miriam Katin does have a running narrative in her mind that keeps producing ideas.

Super Herstorian
Trina Robbins has pushed for recognition, understanding, and appreciation of comics by women since the early 70s.

The Book – and Life – of Sarah
Why Sarah Lightman is so determined to bring exposure to the works of Jewish women comic book writers.

The Israeli Army Goes Comic
Miriam Libicki shows a whole other side of life in the army through her autobiographical comic series.

Battling Alzheimer’s with a Comic Book
Why Sarah Leavitt created an autobiographical comic that documents her mother’s decline from Alzheimer’s disease.

One Comment

  1. janet freedman July 24, 2014 Reply

    What a wonderful issue! Congratulations, Michelle. I’m off to the library to look up some of these wonderful choices.



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