All attendees at our February 22 session came away with a new appreciation for the art of graphic novels. At the Y.U. Museum's Exhibit "Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" we were met by curators Zachary Levine, Michael Kaminer, and Sarah Lightman. We viewed the unique and prolific niche of graphic storytelling by Jewish women and explored the intersection between Jewishness and gender in comics and graphic narratives.
Featuring original work by 18 of the most influential creators, Graphic Details showcases work of all-stars from the pioneering Wimmen’s Comix and Twisted Sisters artists of the 1970s and 1980s to the superstars of the new generation. While the influential role of Jews in cartooning has long been acknowledged, the role of Jewish women in shaping the medium is still largely unexplored. Exhibit runs till April 14.
Photos of the event here.