In the news: Graphic novels take on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

Courtesy of: The Canadian Jewish News By SHLOMO SCHWARTZBERG, Special to The CJN The continuing rise in popularity of graphic novels has seen all manner of subject matter examined within their pages, including numerous books on Jewish issues and themes. Among the best-known graphic novels are Israeli novelist Rutu Modan’s award-winning Exit Wounds; James Sturm’s… Read More In the news: Graphic novels take on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

The 5th Annual Joe Shuster Awards: Saturday, June 27, 2009.

The date has finally been confirmed and set:  Saturday, June 27th, 2009 is the presentation date for the 5th Annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards. The awards will once again be presented at the Toronto Public Library’s Lillian H. Smith Branch Auditorium, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario. Current plans are to continue the… Read More The 5th Annual Joe Shuster Awards: Saturday, June 27, 2009.

Headlines: Exhibits explore role of Jews in comic book genre

Source: The Globe & Mail ERIC TUCKER Associated Press January 14, 2009 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In the 1930s, amid the Great Depression and Nazi Germany, Cleveland writer Jerry Siegel and Toronto artist Joe Shuster conceived an iconic superhero with rippling biceps, long-flowing cape, impeccably coifed hair and a virtuous calling to stamp out evil. Superman… Read More Headlines: Exhibits explore role of Jews in comic book genre