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Slingshot Day 2010, plus Liana Finck’s take on the Bintel Brief

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Yesterday, Miri Pomerantz Dauber and I represented the JBC at Slingshot Day 2010. We met lots of interesting people and have lots of ideas for the coming year, which we’re looking forward to implementing. In the meantime, I wanted to share some information I received from one of the the great, innovative organizations in this year’s Guide. Talking to Meredith Leich over at the Six Points Fellowship, I learned about one of this year’s fellows, Liana Finck. Liana is currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel based on the “Bintel Brief,” The Yiddish Forward’s advice column.

According to the Six Points site:

Liana will construct a website where she can post her research as she builds her characters, while also allowing viewers to participate by creating fictional branches of the characters’ lives. In addition to her website, Liana will share the project with the public in monthly zines that mimic newspaper format for distribution around the city and in shows at Lower East Side landmarks, before publishing it as a graphic novel.

We love it and can’t wait to see the installments and final project! Click here to read more about Liana and to view some of her sample pages (under work).