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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Jewish Side of The Amazing Vegas Comic Con 2014

Tomorrow, comic fans will be gathering together over the next 3 days at The Amazing Vegas Comic Con (assuming they've chosen to head there, rather than the Wizard World Philadelphia Convention which got scheduled for the same weekend).

Among those in attendance will be creators of "Jewish comic stories"(i.e. comic stories which contain at least one identifiable Jewish character).

These creators include :

* Miriam Libicki is the author-illustrator of the jobnik! series (the first volume of which has been collected in trade paperback), the illustrated essays "Towards a Hot Jew: The Israeli Soldier as Fetish Object" and "Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!" & the illustrated mini-journals Ceasefire and Fierce Ease. She also contributed a story to the forthcoming Jewish Comix Anthology.

Rob Liefeld is the illustrator of stories in the Youngblood series of comics, which included the Israeli superheroine Masada.

George Perez is the illustrator of Wonder Woman #37 and #38 which had the character Rabbi Benjamin Hecht.

Joe Rubinstein is an illustrator of the 2nd Mendy and the Golem series and was a contributor to both Journeys : The Collected Edition and the Balm in Gilead anthology.

Herb Trimpe was the illustrator of the Incredible Hulk story "In the Shadow of the Golem".

Len Wein was the writer of the golem story in Strange Tales #174 - see http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/golem1.htm.

Yehudi Mercado is the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Throne of Secrets, which takes the traditional biblical tale of Queen Esther and "amps up the adventure of this historic epic".

The Jewish Side of Wizard World Philadelphia 2014

Today is the first day of the 4-day Wizard World Philadelphia Convention.

Among those in attendance will be creators of "Jewish comic stories" (i.e. comic stories in which at least one character is identified as being Jewish).

These creators include the following :

Neil Adams is the illustrator of the “Son O’ God” stories, which appeared in the pages of National Lampoon. That sounds more like a Christian story than a Jewish one, but it’s actually a bit of both. Son O’ God is that unique super-powered protagonist whose “superhero self” is a Christian deity and whose civilian alter ego is a Jewish kid named Bennie David and whose 12 Jewish friends act as “the 12 apostles” when duty calls. You may read all of the Son O’God stories (as well as the story of how Adams was recruited to be the artist) at Dial B for Blog. Adams also illustrated the Batman story Night of the Reaper in which the vengeful Grim Reaper is revealed to be a Nazi-hunting Holocaust survivor. Adams penciled The Last Outrage” (inked by Andy Kubert’s father, Joe Kubert) which appeared in both The New York Times and the final issue of the miniseries X-men : Magneto : Testament and which also appeared as a stop-motion video on YouTube.

* Danny Fingeroth is the author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero.

Terry LaBan is the author-illustrator of the syndicated comic strip Edge City.

* Joshua Stulman is the author-illustrator of the comic book series Israeli Defense Comics and is a contributor to the forthcoming Jewish Comix Anthology.

* Al Wiesner is the author-illustrator of the comic book series Shaloman.

Marv Wolfman is the author of The Tomb of Dracula #27The New Teen Titans #24 and Homeland : The Illustrated History of the State of Israel.

On Sunday, June 22nd, 4 of these guests will be on a panel together, discussing the Jewish topic "Jews and Comics". I've reprinted the session description below.

1:00 – 1:45PM JEWS AND COMICS WITH MARV WOLFMAN, SHALOMAN’S AL WIESNER, TERRY LABAN AND DANNY FINGEROTH
The most popular superheroes—Superman, Batman, the X-Men—were created by writers and artists from Jewish backgrounds, as were some of the most well-known independent comics, such as Maus and American Splendor. Is that significant, or a complete coincidence and no big deal? Our expert panel—Marv Wolfman (Homeland, The Illustrated History of the State of Israel), Al Wiesner (Shaloman), Terry LaBan (Edge City) and Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero)— explores how the creators' Jewish backgrounds may have influenced the development of these cultural milestones. (ROOM 109)

Two other sessions during the convention might be of interest to Jewish fans.

Saturday, June 21st

12:00 - 12:45PM BATTLE FOR MULTICULTURAL HEROES
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exists. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts will discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Moderated by Tony Kim. (ROOM 109)

1:00 – 1:45PM CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS AS REFLECTED IN COMIC BOOKS
Social rights and civil justice movements are often reflected in the art and media during which they take place, and comic books are no exception. By exploring how civil rights, social justice and race issues have been portrayed in comic books, we can better understand the history that they portray. In this panel we will discuss some watershed moments in comic book history that have opened the door to talking about these issues in the medium. Also to be discussed will be the role of sanctuary cities in the real world and the comic book universe. We will also have a discussion about the current state of nerd culture and how it handles these often difficult issues. (ROOM 109)

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Jewish Side of Special Edition : NYC 2014

Today is the first day of a 2-day special convention titled Special Edition : New York City, which will bring together fans of comics, arts, and culture.

Among those in attendance will be creators of "Jewish comic stories" (ones in which at least one of the characters is identified as Jewish).

Howard Chaykin is the author-illustrator of American Flagg, as well as Batman / Houdini : The Devil's Workshop.

* Chris Claremont is the writer who introduced the Jewish character Kitty Pryde (aka Shadowcat) and who wrote stories which implied that Magneto was Jewish (both in the pages of The Uncanny X-Men).

Peter David infamously used the names of seder plate items for aliens in a Star Trek novel and wrote the stories for The Incredible Hulk #386-387 ; see http://www.leaderslair.com/noexcuses/hulk2-386.html and http://www.leaderslair.com/noexcuses/hulk2-387.html)

* Danny Fingeroth is the author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero.

Jerry Ordway is the illustrator of an issue of Superman in which he went to the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as an All-Star Squadron story in which Steel ended up in a Nazi death camp.

Greg Pak is the illustrator of the X-Men : Magneto : Testament miniseries.

Arlen Schumer is the author-illustrator of Captain Israel.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Jewish Side of Denver Comic Con 2014

Today is the first day of the 3rd annual Denver Comic Con.

In addition to Jewish stars of film and television (such as William Shatner and Saul Rubinek, who also happen to both be Canadian), there will be creators of "Jewish" comic stories (i.e. comic stories which have at least one identifiable Jewish character in them).

Such creators include :

* Neil Adams is the illustrator of the “Son O’ God” stories, which appeared in the pages of National Lampoon. That sounds more like a Christian story than a Jewish one, but it’s actually a bit of both. Son O’ God is that unique super-powered protagonist whose “superhero self” is a Christian deity and whose civilian alter ego is a Jewish kid named Bennie David and whose 12 Jewish friends act as “the 12 apostles” when duty calls. You may read all of the Son O’God stories (as well as the story of how Adams was recruited to be the artist) at Dial B for Blog. Adams also illustrated the Batman story Night of the Reaper in which the vengeful Grim Reaper is revealed to be a Nazi-hunting Holocaust survivor. Adams penciled The Last Outrage” (inked by Andy Kubert’s father, Joe Kubert) which appeared in both The New York Times and the final issue of the miniseries X-men : Magneto : Testament and which also appeared as a stop-motion video on YouTube.

* Colleen Doran is an accomplished cartoonist whose work includes a one-page illustration in The Death Gallery, in which Death is at a concentration camp.

* Al Fukalek is an illustrator and co-creator of the World War II-era Specialists webcomic which features the character Max Finkelstein, builder of a powerful, but imperfect robot he calls The Golem. To use The Golem to defeat the Nazis, Max must inhabit the robot himself, at great personal risk.

* Mike Grell is the author-illustrator of Green Arrow #57-58 and Jon Sable : Freelance #22-24.

* Shawn Gustafson is a computer programmer and co-creator of the Specialists webcomic (please see above).

* George Perez is the illustrator of Wonder Woman #37 and #38 which had the character Rabbi Benjamin Hecht.

* Ron Randall (illustrator of the first 2 issues of the comic book series Jewish Hero Corps.

* Joe Rubinstein is an illustrator of the 2nd Mendy & the Golem series and also a contributor to both Journeys : The Collected Edition and the anthology Balm in Gilead.

The following blog post is courtesy of the Classic_Adventure_Comic_Strips listserv.

On May 19th, Mark Evanier reported that comic strip and comic book writer and artist Morris S. Weiss passed away. 
http://www.newsfromme.com/2014/05/18/morris-weiss-r-p/ 

Morris S. Weiss 
August 11, 1915 - May 18, 2014 

Allan Holtz lists Weiss' comic strips as 


It Never Fails 
Joe Jinks 
Joe Palooka 
Mickey Finn 
Mutt and Jeff 

An old notebook of mine also has him as a letterer for one week in 1934 on Wheelan's Minute Movies. 
And he "lettered, filled in black areas, drew stripes, cleaned up" for Knerr on The Katzenjammer Kids 1934-36. During his World War Two service he did "M. P. Muffit", a strip for camp newspaper in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

His NCS autobiographical card: 
http://www.reuben.org/ncs/members/bios/Weiss.jpg 

A nice article by his son from a few years ago at 
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/drawing/morris-weiss-a-life-spent-drawing-cartoons 

Jerry Bails' Who's Who index of Weiss' work: 
http://bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=WEISS%2c+MO 

Until this unfortunate event Morris Weiss was holding the title of oldest comic artist. That title now passes to Bill Crooks (afaik) or Irwin Hasen. 

Joe Jinks by Morris Weiss: 
http://allthingsger.blogspot.com/search/label/Morris%20Weiss


Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Jewish Side of TCAF 2014 - this weekend

This weekend, readers, writers, artists, publishers and fans of comix will converge at the Toronto Reference Library to take part in the the FREE Toronto Comic Arts Festival (aka TCAF).This year marks the 11th anniversary since the first TCAF was held (at a much smaller venue) in 2003.

Among the talented people who will be at TCAF this year are a small number of comix professionals who have done comic art using Jewish characters or themes.

Nick Bertozzi is the co-illustrator of Houdini : The Handcuff King and illustrator of Jerusalem : A Family Portrait.


* Christophe Blain is the aurthor-illustrator of the Isaac the Pirate books. 

Willow Dawson is the illustrator of the anthology No Girls Allowed : Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventurewritten by Susan Hughes and published by Kids Can Press. The anthology includes the story of Esther Brandeau, the first Jewish person to immigrate to Canada.

Drawn and Quarterly has published Exit WoundsJamilti and Other StoriesThe Golem's Mighty Swing, and Jerusalem : Chronicles from the Holy City.

* Fantagraphics is the publisher of Jewish Images in the Comics, Palestine, and Barracuda in the Attic.

First Second Books is the publisher of Klezmer : Tales of the Wild East, the Rabbi's Cat books, and the Resistance series.

Dan Goldman is the author-illustrator of a short piece titled "Schmear", which he describes as "Jewish porn", since it takes place in the backroom of a Brooklyn bagel shop. The story appeared in Smut Peddler #2. In all fairness, Dan's done other - & better-known - stories (e.g. Shooting War) but "Schmear" is the only "Jewish" comics work of his that I've seen. He also did a full-page color cartoonish montage to celebrate Israel's birthday.

Lynn Johnston is the author-illustrator of the syndicated comic strip For Better or For Worse, whose characters included the Jewish landlady Olivia “Lovie” Saltzman. “Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton, In Conversation” will take place Friday, May 9th, 2014, at Toronto Reference Library in The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street, 2nd floor. 

* Keren Katz is the illustrator who has adapted a story about Solomon Ibn Gabriol for the forthcoming The Jewish Comics Anthology.

David Malki! is the author-illustrator of the Wondermark webcomic, which has been collected in trade paperback. Among the comics that have appeared on the site is one with the punch line "Hannukah bush"one about the Jewish New Yearone that uses the juice/Jews homonym joke and one about Hebephiles.

* NBM Publishing is the publisher of the Jew in Communist Prague books, BrownsvilleThe Big Khan, and the Isaac the Pirate books.

Trina Robbins is the author-illustrator of the story "The Triangle Fire" which was the cover story of the 2nd issue of Lilith Magazine, the author of the graphic biography  Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer, and the co-author of an adaptation of "Zog Nit Keyn Mol" which is being reprinted in the forthcoming The Jewish Comics Anthology. Yesterday, Trina discussed "The Brinkley Girls, World War I, and American Patriotism in Comics". Tonight, she will deliver the keynote address "Here Are the Great Women Cartoonists".

Leslie Stein is the author-illustrator of "Someone is Yelling at Me Over the Phone" [Comics Festival, 2005] and Eye of the Majestic Creature.

Seth Tobocman is the author-illustrator of Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians : For My Parents and "The Serpent of State".

Lior Zaltzman is a cartoonist currently working on a 100+ page coming of age story that takes place in Tel Aviv .


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On Sunday, May 11th, TCAF, the Goethe-Institut, and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre are co-presenting a free event to promote the forthcoming English edition of the graphic Holocaust-era memoir The Boxer, which is being published by Abrams ComicArts.

The true story of Holocaust survivor Hertzko Haft

Discussion
May 11, 2014, 3 pm
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
English
Free admission
Please register by email
library@toronto.goethe.org
Reinhard Kleist is the award-winning graphic artist and author of "Cash" and "Castro", biographies of Jonny Cash and Fidel Castro. Kleist will be in attendance at this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival to promote the English translation of "The Boxer," winner of the Youth Literature Award, “Best German Book” at the Munich Comic Con and the Grand Prix de Lyon.
"The Boxer" tells the story of Polish boxer Hertzko Haft, who at 16 was imprisoned in concentration camps and forced to box fellow inmates in life-or-death matches for the entertainment of his SS captors.
Because of his stature and wins, his reputation among the guards spread. He eventually escaped and after the end of World War II, he immigrated to the U.S. where he fought and lost to prized boxer Rocky Marciano in 1949.
Reinhard Kleist will be in conversation with Alan Scott Haft, Herztko's son. In 2006, Alan Haft wrote his father's biography, which Kleist used as the basis for his novel. The two guests will discuss Hertzko's life and Kleist's process for telling a biography in graphic novel form. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Jewish Side of MOCCA Fest 2014

This weekend (April 5th and 6th), the 12th annual Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival will be held at the 69th Regiment Armory  at 68 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan (New York), between the hours of 11 AM and 6 PM.

One of the last sessions on Sunday will be a panel titled "Israeli Comics Today", which will be held in Room 2 at 3:30 PM.

Below is the description

Israel has a small but burgeoning comics culture, which has gained international notice through the works of the Actus Tragicus group and the break-out success of cartoonist Rutu Modan. Today, the Israeli Cartoon Museum in Holon exhibits work by Israeli and international artists, and a growing number of artists and publishers are working to cultivate the Israeli comics industry. Nimrod Reshef, cartoonist and spokesman for the Israeli Cartoonists Association, will discuss his work publishing comics for children and older readers in Israel, joined in conversation by Keren Katz and Alina Gorban, Israeli artists currently living and working in the US. Moderated by Karen Green (Graphic Novels Librarian, Columbia University).
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In addition to the above panel, there will be several creators of Jewish comic stories / art who will be in attendance at the Festival itself (exhibitor tables, other panels) including the following :

* Abrams ComicArts - publisher of the Hereville books, the English edition of Pascal Croci's Auschwitz, Yiddiskeit, and the forthcoming English edition of Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft by Reinhard Kleist

* Alison Bechdel - author-illustrator of the syndicated GBLT comic styrip Dykes to Watch Out For. Among the characters introduced in the strip were : Naomi, who came out as a bisexual Jew ; Thea, a Jewish lesbian with multiple sclerosis; and Stuart Goodman, a straight Jewish male who became involved with bisexual Sparrow Pidgeon and who had a child with her.

Nick Bertozzi  - co-illustrator of Houdini : The Handcuff King and illustrator of Jerusalem : A Family Portrait

* Drawn and Quarterly - publisher of Exit Wounds, Jamilti and Other Stories, The Golem's Mighty Swing, and Jerusalem : Chronicles from the Holy City

* Liana Finck - author-illustrator of A Bintel Brief : Love and Longing in Old New York

* First Second Books - publisher of Klezmer : Tales of the Wild East, the Rabbi's Cat books, and the Resistance series

* Drew Friedman - cartoonist who illustrated "What If Chris Rock Performed At A Bar Mitzvah?" (MAD Magazine #419) and "Marnin Rosenberg in 'Bad Luck with Women'" (National Lampoon - June 1987)

* Dean Haspiel - illustrator of the Harvey Pekar biography The Quitter and Jonathan Ames' The Alcoholic

* Miriam Katin - author-illustrator of We Are on Our Own and Letting It Go

Keren Katz - contributor to the forthcoming book The Jewish Comix Anthology, volume 1

Peter Kuper  - author-illustrator of the short biographical story "Promised Land"(Bleeding Heart #2), as well as the book-length autobiographical Stop Forgetting to Remember : The Autobiography of Walter Kurtz


* Seth Kushner - author of the soon-to-be-published autobiographical book Schmuck : A Graphic Novel

* NBM Publishing - publisher of the Jew in Communist Prague books, Brownsville, The Big Khan, and the Isaac the Pirate books

* Pantheon - publisher of the Maus books, Brooklyn Dreams, and The Jew of New York

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Art Spiegelman - author-illustrator of the Holocaust memoir Maus and a contributor to the forthcoming book The Jewish Comix Anthology, volume 1

Fredrik Strömberg - author of Jewish Images in the Comics

Seth Tobocman - illustrator of Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians : For My Parents and "The Serpent of State"

* Uncivilized Books - publisher of Pascin

* Eli Valley - outrageous political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Forward

* Lior Zaltzman - cartoonist currently working on a 100+ page coming of age story that takes place in Tel Aviv 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

only 13 days left to pre-order The Jewish Comix Anthology

With less than 2 weeks remaining for the fundraising campaign, what have people been saying across the blogosphere about The Jewish Comix Anthology?

Jay Deitcher at Unleash the Fanboy :
I cannot believe the names attached to this project - Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Michael Netzer, Terry LaBan, Trina Robbins, Joe Kubert, (Pulitzer Prize winner) Art Spiegelman and a friend of mine, Steve Sheinkin. Initiate geek-out mode. It will even feature Crumb’s version of the Golem, ooh yeah, baby! With forty-seven top creators telling classic Jewish tales, this is going to be awesome.
Lauren Herstik at Nerdist :
It’s Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay come to life.

Kris Johnson at Geek Hard :
The team of Steven M. Bergson and Andy Stanleigh have really put together something special and it definitely deserves your attention.
Elissa Goldstein of Jewcy :
It basically sounds like the ideal bat mitzvah /afikoman / Jewish life-cycle gift. You can have too many challah-covers. You can never have too many comics!

All Jewish Digital :
There is a large following of the project from all over the globe, and AH Comics is hoping to see the momentum build into what may be one of the most unique and culturally significant publications of our time.
Robert J. Sodaro of We Love Comics :
It is very easy to get excited about the line-up of amazing talents involved in this book; including several artists whose original artwork is up for grabs as backer rewards; including Adam Gorham, Haiwei Hou, Katherine Piro, and Michael Netzer.
Barry Deutsch of Alas! A Blog :
fans of Jewish comics should definitely check out The Jewish Comix Anthology, which looks like it’ll be really excellent.
All pledges are in Canadian dollars and the lowest pledge allowed is $1.00 (but every little bit helps).

There have been several important changes to the reward levels since my original post about the campaign.

unlimited

* a $30 "no frills" reward has been added, which entitles the funder to simply the hardcover book

* a $25 reward has been added which entitles the funder to the digital copy of the book (new material only), a set of 5 bookmarks, a set of 5 postcards, and an exclusive Golem t-shirt with an illustration by David G. Klein

limited

* only 9 more editions to be signed by 6 of the creators (Adam GorhamKatherine PiroAndy StanleighShane Kirshenblatt, Liat Shalom, and Steven M. Bergson) are left to be claimed by those pledging $72

* only 2 pieces of signed original framed artwork remain to be claimed :
 - an illustration titled "Feeling" by Michael Netzer (for a pledge of $360, shipping included)
- a golem illustration by David G. Klein (for a pledge of $540, shipping included)

There is still a one-time opportunity to obtain a Jewish Comix Anthology first printing hardcover signed by Art Spiegelman ($1,000 pledge), as well as the opportunity to obtain one of the 4 producer credits available ($4,500 pledge).

We hope we can count on you for your support.

Monday, February 03, 2014

pre-order The Jewish Comix Anthology - 28 days left!

The Kickstarter fundraising campaign for The Jewish Comix Anthology has been launched. However, it will end on March 5th. The $50,000 CDN goal must be met in order to transform the idea into a finished product.
Those who pledge at least $10 will receive a special digital copy of The Jewish Comix Anthology that includes the almost two dozen new comics created just for the anthology!
Those who pledge at least $40 will receive the hardcover edition (all stories), the special digital copy, a set of beautiful postcards with art from one of the stories in the anthology, and a set of unique 7" x 2" bookmarks with various artwork from the anthology!
When you hear the names Robert CrumbWill EisnerJoe Kubert or Pulitzer Prize winning author Art Spiegelman do you think simply of historic comic icons?  Well did you know that Will Eisner adapted the little-known Jewish folk tale 'The Rabbi and the Inquisitor' with a modern New York setting? Have you seen Robert Crumb's interpretation of the legend of the Golem of Prague? When you think of Art Spiegelman does the short story 'Prince Rooster' come to mind?
Whether you answered yes or no to the above questions, you should back the Jewish Comix Anthology: Volume 1!  The goal is to bring 47 comic book and graphic novel artists together - including dozens of these little-known Jewish stories by well-known comic artists - into print in one collection for you!
The anthology brings together artists from Canada, the US, Israel and the UK, making the Jewish Comix Anthology: Volume 1 unlike anything you've ever seen before!
Would you also like to see new stories by contemporary artists? Well, the anthology has got those too!  27 of the stories will be new adaptations of Jewish folk tales, songs, aggadot (Talmud tales) and more into this Anthology of truly epic proportions!  The stories range from spiritual (Rabbi Ben Dordia, The Flute Player) to supernatural (The Shape-shifting Sorcerer, The Bleeding Tree) to humorous (Digging a Pit, Onions and Garlic) to tales of wisdom, adventure and discovery (How to Fill a Room, Yaish and The Protector)!
The Jewish Comix Anthology: Volume 1 will contain the works of 47 creators. It will be 8" x 10", approximately 252 pages, a beautiful mix of black & white with color comic book/graphic novel short stories, printed as a hardcover, perfect bound book. If this campaign is successful the Anthology will be ready for print this coming May, and will be released in June.
Robert Crumb, Joe Kubert, Harvey Pekar, Art Spiegelman, Michael Netzer and Will Eisner are just a few of the giants whose work will be included. In total there will be 20 comic creators whose previously published Jewish-themed works will be in the Anthology.  The titles that will be included by these amazing creators have been published by DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Vertigo and Drawn & Quarterly from the 1940's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's!
What makes this Anthology unique is not just the previously published material from the titans of the comics industry.  What this Anthology contains is ANOTHER 27 ARTISTS who are creating brand new material!  These 27 artists were hand-picked to illustrate additional fascinating folk tales and stories from Jewish culture.  Words cannot describe how excited we are to have these amazing talents involved - including several artists whose original artwork is up for grabs as backer rewardAdam Gorham, Haiwei HouKatherine Piro and Michael Netzer!
For more information about the anthology, please go to the Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350078939/the-jewish-comix-anthology-volume-1 or head over to the official anthology website at http://www.jewishcomicsanthology.com

Below is a partial list of the contributors whose work will be included in The Jewish Comix Anthology. A full list may be found at http://www.jewishcomicsanthology.com/?page_id=8

Steven M. Bergson (collector of sequenial art Judaica and blogger for the Jewish Comics blog, the Israel & Israelis in Comics blog, and the Jewish Women in Comics blog ; editor of The Jewish Comix Anthology)
Robert Crumb (author-illustrator of The Book of Genesis, as well as many of Harvey Pekar's biographical stories)

Will Eisner (author-illustrator of A Contract with God and Other Tenement StoriesFagin the Jew, The Plot : The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the autobiographical To the Heart of the Storm)

Leibel Estrin (illustrator of the stories which appeared in the comic book series The Adventures of Mendy and the Golem)

Steve Greenberg (syndicated cartoonist whose corpus includes "Hanukkah Explained" and "Rosh Hashana Blimp")

Yaakov Kirschen (author-illustrator of the Dry Bones syndicated comic strip)

David G. Klein (author-illustrator of the graphic novel The Golem's Voice, forthcoming from Now What Books)

Joe Kubert (author-illustrator of Jew GangsterThe Adventures of Yaakov & Isaac, and Yossel : April 19, 1943)

Terry LaBan (author-illustrator of the syndicated comic strip Edge City)

Miriam Libicki (author-illustrator of the autobiographical comic book series jobnik!)

Michael Netzer (author-illustrator of the Israeli superhero comic Uri-On and illustrator of the Jewish Comics blog's logo)

Harvey Pekar (author of the groundbreaking autobiographical comic book series American Splendor, as well as such books as The Quitter and Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me)

Chari Pere (illustrator of Unmasked : The Ariella Dadon Storyauthor-illustrator of the webcomic Of Biblical Proportions and cartoonist / co-creator of the website Playing "Grown-Ups")

Trina Robbins (author-illustrator of the story "The Triangle Fire" which was the cover story of the 2nd issue 
of Lilith Magazine)

Ellis Rosen (illustrator of the story "Aaron Lansky and the Recovery of Yiddish" which appeared in the book Yiddishkeit : Jewish Vernacular and the New Land)
Sharon Rudahl (author-illustrator of A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman)

Dovid Sears (author of the stories which appeared in the comic book series The Adventures of Mendy and the Golem)

Steve Sheinkin (illustrator of the book El Illuminado)

Art Spiegelman (author-illustrator of the Pulitzer-winning Holocaust memoir Maus)

Emily Steinberg (author-illustrator of the autobiography Graphic Therapy : Notes from the Gap Years)

Joshua Stulman (author-illustrator of the series Israeli Defense Comics)