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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Other Jewish Comics Blogs

Israel & Israelis in Comics Blog
Companion blog for the presentation "From Tintin to Waltz with Bashir : Israel and Israelis in Comic Books, Comic Strips, and Graphic Novels" at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Cleveland - June 22, 2008, which included discussion of Israeli women in comix

Jewish Comics Blog
Announcements and discussion of Jewish-content comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels, as well as books, articldes, and lectures about them

Books about Women in Comics

Robbins, Trina. From Girls to Grrlz : A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines. (San Francisco : Chronicle, 1999).

Chute, Hillary L. Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics. (NY : Columbia University Press, 2010).

Articles about Women in Comics

D'Amorev Laura Mattoon. Invisible Girl's Quest for Visibility: Early Second Wave Feminism and the Comic Book Superheroine. Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture (Fall 2008), 7(2).'amore.htm

Dunne, MaryJane. The Representation of Women in Comic Books, Post WWII through the Radical 60's. McNair Online Journal (2009).

Erenberg, Dan. Strong like an Amazon. The Hunter Envoy, Nov. 16, 2005.

Lavin, Michael R. Women in comic books. Serials Review 24:2 (1998): 93-100.

Sievers, Melissa A. Brains, brawn and breasts : How women are depicted in today’s action/adventure comic books. [Library science Master’s paper, 2003]

Online Resources about Women in Comics

Library of Congress : American Memory : American Women : Comic Books

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful : Strong Women in Comics

When Fangirls Attack!

Women in Comics Wiki

Women in Refrigerators

Articles about Jewish Women in Comics

Gravett, Paul. Me and Mr. Crumb. The Independent on Sunday, Mar. 11 2007.
Article about Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Karin, Karen. Memoirs in words and pictures. The Women’s Review of Books, Nov. 1, 2007.
Reviews We Are on Our Own, Escape from “Special”, Jobnik, and Bernie ! The Wackiest Jewlipino on Earth!

Kirshner, Sheldon. China’s first graphic novel on the Holocaust. Canadian Jewish News June 2, 2011, p. 36
Article about the book and film A Jewish Girl in Shanghai

Korenman, Alicia R. Princesses, Mothers, Heroes, and Superheroes: Images of Jewish Women in Comic Books and Graphic Novels. [Library science Master’s paper, 2006]
The primary sources under investigation include Gilbert Hernandez’s Love and Rockets X, Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s autobiographical works, the X-Men comic books, Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat, and J.T. Waldman’s Megillat Esther

Pinsky, Mark I. Faith, religion and comics : Jewish story of Esther is retold as a graphic novel. The Washington Post, May 20, 2008.

Quinlan, Adriane. A real-life comic book superhero. Newsweek, Aug. 9, 2010.
Profile of Renee Phillips, the subject of an upcoming graphic biography

Ribbens, Kees. War comics beyond the battlefield : Anne Frank’s transnational representation in sequential art. International Manga Research Center. Dec. 24, 2010

Tracy, Marc. Pekar’s ‘Jewish Review’ Collaborator Made a Stir. Tablet Magazine Sep. 2, 2010.

Online Resources about Jewish Women in Comics

Graphic Details the Show
official blog of the travelling exhibition about confessional comics by Jewish women


The Forward produced an 8-page publication given out for free at venues hosting the exhibition “Graphic Details : Confessional Comics by Jewish Women”. The publication includes the following articles : Up Close, Personal & Brutally Specific by Dan Friedman ; Trauma and Triumph by Sarah Lightman and Michael Kaminer ; Neurotocomix? By Eddy Portnoy ; A Revealing Selection by Ranen Omer-Sherman ; How ‘Pushy Women’ Started a Comics Revolution by Trina Robbins ; I am Not a Superhero by Sarah Jaffe  ; From the Inside Out by Ariel Kahn ; ‘The Burgeoning of Brilliance’ by Paul Buhle ; Rottweilers, Please Take Note by F. K. Clementi ; and Note from the Curator of the Cartoon Art by Andrew Farago

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