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, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole.
This book explores how Israeli graphic novelists present depictions of masculinity and femininity that differ from conventional portrayals of gender in Israeli society, rejecting the ways that hypermasculinity and docile femininity have come to be associated with men and women. The book is the first to explore Israeli graphic novels through the lens of gender.
Superman is the original superhero, an American icon, and arguably the most famous character in the world--and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Joe Shuster, an immigrant.
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The most up-to-date critical guide mapping the history, impact, key critical issues, and seminal texts of the genre, Jewish Comics and Graphic Narratives interrogates what makes a work a "Jewish graphic narrative", and explores the form's diverse facets to orient readers to the richness and complexity of Jewish graphic storytelling.
This collection of folk tales, stories and myths told in comic book format by some of the biggest names in comic book history contains never before seen interpretations of ancient tales, including some rare work from legends like Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, Harvey Pekar, Joe Kubert, and Robert Crumb. Other contributors include Tony DeZuniga, Adam Gorham, Joe Infumari, Yaakov Kirschen, Clifford Meth, Michael Netzer, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, and Andy Stanleigh.
Founded as a non-profit organization in 2007 as a cooperation between the city of Holon and the Israeli Cartoonist Association (AKI). In the years since its first show, the museum has housed more than 35 exhibitions on various themes, presenting, among other topics, local Israeli cartoonists and the work of leading creators in the field such as the late Joe Kubert.
Houses the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings.