Toronto’s 18th annual Jewish Film Festival features, this year, a Sidebar Series entitled “People of the Comic Book: The Creators of Superheroes, Graphic Novels & Toons.” Curator, Ellie Skrow, of TJFF highlights the Jewish role in comics and sequential art in her notes here with special mention, of course, of Jewish, Toronto-born creator, Joe Shuster.
A full listing of events in this TJFF Sidebar Series can be found on the official website here. “People of the Comic Book” kicks off Sunday, April 18th at Al Green Theatre at 11am with a ticketed free talk by Paul Buhle on “Jews and Comic Art” followed by a ticketed free forum discussion featuring Buhle, Harvey Pekar, Ben Katchor and some special guests in the same theatre at 4pm.
The film showings in this series begin on Monday, April 19th and wrap up Sunday, April 25th. Of special interest is Canadian filmmaker, Ron Mann’s documentary “Comic Book Confidential,” showing Tues, April 20th at 2pm. For tickets and further information on all TJFF events and screenings, please see the Toronto Jewish Film Festival website.