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  • Jules Feiffer’s ‘Kill My Mother’: You’ll Die Laughing

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 17, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Last week, I happened to catch the 1971 movie “Little Murders,” adapted by Jules Feiffer from his stage play. It’s a black comedy, mordant but full of insight into the American psyche and the zeitgeist of the era, and it reminded me of the role that Feiffer, and especially his...

  • ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ got your French tongue

    January 23, 2013 | 3:23 pm

    At only 41, Joann Sfar has enjoyed a meteoric rise in France, rocketing from cartoonist to filmmaker in short succession.

    Sephardi on his father’s side and Ashkenazi on his mother’s, Sfar created “The Rabbi’s Cat” graphic novels beginning in 2005— critical darlings, steeped in...

  • Comic book strip draws on old New York

    By Amy Klein Religion Editor

    June 9, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Ben Katchor speaks slowly, hal-ting-ly, pausing frequently, as if he's thinking of images to go with his words as he speaks.

    He probably is, as the comic book artist (not graphic novelist) has been pairing images with words for most of his life. While the characters of his fanciful...

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  • Drawing on Sept. 11

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    As he outran the toxic cloud of the dying World Trade Center, Art Spiegelman heard the voice of his father, the Holocaust survivor: "The world is treacherous. Keep your bags packed."

    "My initial response was 'grab the family and flee,'" the famed cartoonist said of Sept. 11....

  • Artist Evokes Jewish Strength—Overtly

    By Rachel Zuckerman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Five years ago, veteran comic book artist Joe Kubert visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He expected to be moved, but since he and his parents had escaped from Poland before the Nazi genocide began, he assumed his emotional reaction would be...

  • A Weekend of Art

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It was a dream come true for devotees of revered cartoonist Art Spiegelman last weekend, as the chain-smoking New Yorker flew into town to speak before capacity crowds at Second Generation and Skirball Cultural Center programs.

    For those unfamiliar with his "Maus" graphic novels,...

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