Jewish Images In the Comics

By: Stromberg, Fredrik

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Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2012. First printing. New/new. Examines historical depictions of Jewish people in comics


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Jewish Images in the Comics showcases more than 150 comic strips, comic books and graphic novels from all over the world, stretching over the last five centuries and featuring Jewish characters and Jewish themes.

The book is divided into chapters on Anti-Semitism, the Old Testament, the Holocaust, Israel, the Golem and much more, featuring everything from well-known comics like Art Spiegelman's Maus and the work of Will Eisner to much more obscure (and in some cases far less savory) but no less culturally and historically interesting examples of how Jewish culture has been depicted in comics.

As with Str mberg's previous two books for Fantagraphics, each strip, comic, or graphic novel is spotlighted via a short but informative 200-word essay and a representative illustration. The book is augmented by a context-setting introduction as well as an extensive source list and bibliography.

Jewish Images in the Comics is the third book in a series in which Str mberg examines different phenomena in our society, as mirrored in comics. Black Images in the Comics examines the way Black people have been portrayed in comics and The Comics Go to Hell looks at how the Devil has been used as a comics character.

Title: Jewish Images In the Comics

Author Name: Stromberg, Fredrik

Categories: Literary Criticism, Book, Jewish Interest,

Edition: First

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Fantagraphics Books: 2012

ISBN Number: 1606995286

ISBN Number 13: 9781606995280

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: new Jacket

Seller ID: 9516