Thursday, October 26, 2006

Comic Book Confidential

I've been busy on a few things including an article for Vancouver Jewish Independent. A recent visit to the Superheroes exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York inspired me to do a profile of local comic-book artist Miriam Libicki.

You won't find caped crusaders or masked superheroes in any of Miriam Libicki's comic books.

Her self-produced comic, Jobnik!, chronicles her day-to-day life in the Israeli army in frank, often blunt terms. Jobnik is Israeli slang for someone in the army with a desk job. More of a graphic diary than a comic, Jobnik! imparts a rarely seen perspective of an army generally viewed as vigilant and relentless. Jobnik! takes us behind the scenes, where soldiers wash dishes, file reports and fool around.

You can read the whole article here.


Al said...

Great article Morey. That same day, I went to a local comic shop and bought all of Miriam's published work.


Morey Altman said...

Thanks for the kind words. She's really created something unique, and well-worth reading. I just learned that Miriam has been invited to display her comics at this year's Jewish Book Fair at the JCC