Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

September 25, 2011 - April 29, 2012
Popper Gallery

While the influential role of Jews in cartooning has long been acknowledged, the role of Jewish women in shaping the medium is largely unexplored. Graphic Details is a groundbreaking exhibition, and provides the first in-depth look at a unique and prolific niche of graphic storytelling – Jewish women’s autobiographical comics. This exhibition of original drawings, full comic books and graphic novels, will present the powerful work of eighteen artists whose intimate, confessional work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades, creating an entirely new genre. By turns funny, outrageous, poignant and embarrassingly intimate, the works in Graphic Details reflect the artists’ individual journeys, refracted through a distinctively Jewish lens in a pop-culture art form.

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Bernice Eisenstein, "My Parents" from I was a child of Holocaust Survivors, p.72, 2006.