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Are These New Comics Anti-Semitic or Just Kinda Harsh?

By On September 5, 2017

Eli Valley’s comics are nasty, brutish, smart, searing, and hilarious. His commitment to pillorying “powerful people, organizations, and ideas within the Jewish community” have led fellow Jews to call him a kapo,… Read More

Marvel's Newest (and Jewiest?) Superhero Has Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Marvel’s Newest Superhero Has Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By On August 23, 2016

Superman’s weakness is kryptonite. Wonder Woman is invincible unless you touch her bulletproof bracelets. And Samarium can protect anyone, as long as you don’t make fun of his digestion. This is not… Read More

Meet London's Jewish Teenager Comic Genius, Scribbling Since Age 8
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Meet London’s Jewish Teenage Comic Genius, Famous Since Age 8

By On June 29, 2016

When most 8-year-olds sit down with paper and pens, there’s lots of stick figures, basic representations of houses and trees–you remember. But when Zoom (yes, Zoom) Rockman sat down at age 8,… Read More

Superheroes storm Jerusalem
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Comic-Book Heroes Storm Jerusalem

By On February 20, 2014

The paper-cut artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik—whose website, tellingly, is NiceJewishArtist.com—appropriates old comic books into some seriously Jewish art. In his new exhibit at UCLA’s Hillel, “Super Heroes, Holy Land,” Brynjegard-Bialik presents comic-book panels that have been chopped… Read More

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Sammy Harkham: A Secret History of Lubavitch

By On February 13, 2012

The cartoon short story “Lubavitch, Ukraine, 1876” by Sammy Harkham is a vision of the past that’s neither glorified nor overly sentimental. The comic follows a Hasidic sofer, or scribe, named Harkham, as he goes… Read More