Ink Bleeds History

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, Jewish Book Council, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage present an evening of discussion between graphic storytellers subverting centuries of antisemitic depictions of Jews in cartoons and propaganda by twisting those same art forms to tell their own narratives of Jewish history and identity Thursday, November 3, 2016 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

Image: Rocket Chair Media, Radzyn

Moderated by political cartoonist Eli Valley, Ink Bleeds History: Reclaiming and Redrawing the Jewish Image in Comics represents a new generation of artists illustrating the Jewish narrative around the world, featuring Amy Kurzweil and her memoir Flying Couch, the creators of the online fiction series Radzyn, and Miriam Libicki on her newest collection of graphic essays, Toward a Hot Jew.

Join us Thursday, November 3 for an extraordinary panel, followed by a book signing reception overlooking Liberty Island in the Museum of Jewish Heritage's Keeping History Center in Battery Park. All books will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is free and open to the public, but all guests must register in advance using the form below.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York City

FREE ADMISSION with advance registration
Program starts at 7:00 PM

About the Authors

Eli Valley's work has been featured in The Nation, The New Republic, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Gawker and elsewhere. The 2011 - 2013 Artist in Residence at The Forward newspaper, his art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. Find out more about Eli and his forthcoming comics collection, Diaspora Boy: Comics On Crisis In America and Israel, at

Joel Golombeck is the founder and creative director of Rocket Chair Media, a story studio reimagining the reading experience for the digital age using art and technology. Joel holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons and a BS in Studio Art from NYU. His projects include The Metamorphosis for iPad, The Garden by Ishion Hutchinson, Radzyn, and the upcoming The Unnoticed Exit of a Fat Man Named Norman. He is a two-time Digital Book Award finalist, but often wonders why he still prefers reading print.

Amy Kurzweil is the author of the debut graphic novel Flying Couch,which received a Kirkus star and is a Junior Library Guild pick. Her comics appear in The New Yorker and other publications. Her short stories have appeared in The Toast, Washington Square Review, Hobart, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She teaches writing and comics at Parsons School of Design and at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Amy lives in Brooklyn.

Miriam Libicki is a graphic novelist living in Vancouver, Canada. Her 2008 memoir jobnik! has been a required text in over ten university courses, and her short comics have been published by Alternate History Comics, Rutgers University Press, and the Journal of Jewish Identities. Libicki is a recipient of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture International Fellowship and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Grant.

Michael Weber is a writer and producer working on projects that blur the lines between technology, art, and storytelling. Michael recently earned an MA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he developed interactive storytelling experiences for the web and virtual reality. When he's not writing and producing, you can find him watching television.

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