Survivor: Aron’s Story by Alex Teplish – Graphic Novel

Survivor: Aron's Story by Alex Teplish

This unique project is part graphic novel and part historical education. The first part of this book shares Aron’s (my grandfather) experience, living in Odessa, Ukraine (part of the former USSR) and his survival as a teenager under the Romanian/Nazi occupation during WWII. Aron’s story, visually depicted here in the graphic novel form, allows us to experience the events first hand, through the eyes of young Aron himself, while learning…

Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker by Julian Voloj

Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker by Julian Voloj

Claudia Ahlering (Illustrator), Jeff Chang (Introduction) An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract…

From Foe to Friends & Other Stories (S.Y. Agnon): A Graphic Novel by Shay Charka

From Foe to Friends & Other Stories: A Graphic Novel by Shay Charka

The book at Amazon A new English language edition of last year’s very popular Hebrew book the first time Hebrew literature’s only Nobel laureate has had his stories rendered in graphic form. These three tales (which retain Agnon’s original prose) rendered in comics form, are among the most beloved by Israeli children now available to the English reading world in a most engaging format. The title story, an allegory about…

The Property by Rutu Modan

In a complicated tale of family ties, old loves, and chutzpadik tourists, an Israeli granddaughter and grandmother set off for Warsaw to file a property restitution claim. It could read like a madcap adventure, but in Israeli graphic novelist Rutu Modan’s graphic novel The Property, it’s an engrossing and sweet story of individuals struggling to live and love against the background of a dark history. The Property Hardcover by Rutu…

A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck

Liana Finck’s new graphic novel A Bintel Brief blends history and imagination to create an experience that is rich, immersive, and satisfying. It begins when a young woman receives a notebook from her grandmother filled with clips of advice columns from the premiere Yiddish-language newspaper The Forward. When she opens the notebook Abraham Cahan himself, editor of the paper and its Miss Lonelyhearts, steps out to take the narrator on…

The 36, a graphic novel, got funded

The creators of “The 36” a new graphic novels used Kickstarter, a crowdsourcing service to generate the funds necessary to go ahead with their project. With the help of 122 backers they generated $11,474. This was over their goal of $10,000, so the project is a go. Looking forward to the book when it gets published. The 36 is a graphic novel based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36…