People of the (Comic) Book

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People of the [Comic] Book August 10 - 12, 2012 at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Did you know that Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s? Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish.
Join comic book artists, graphic novelists, pop-culture rabbis, and other superhero aficionados at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center August 10 - 12.

Featuring Arie Kaplan, Trina Robbins, Hussein Rashid, Simcha Weinstein, Danny Fingeroth, David Wolkin, Sarah Lightman, Jeff Newelt, Liana Finck, Eric Greenberg, Lawrence Klein, and Arthur Kurzweil
Workshops, lectures, and panels include IS SUPERMAN JEWISH? A conversation with Danny Fingeroth, Arie Kaplan, and Simcha Weinstein; 

WOMEN & COMICS: A conversation with Liana Finck, Sarah Lightman, and Trina Robbins;

and COMICS AS A RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY: A conversation with all presenters, including Eric Greenberg, Jeff Newelt, Lawrence Klein, and Hussein Rashid.

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