The Art of the Graphic Novel
Chair: Ariel Kahn
Join leading Israeli graphic novelists Rutu Modan (The Property and Exit Wounds) and Yirmi Pinkus (Petty Business and Professor Fabrikant’s Historical Cabaret) and British artist and curator, Sarah Lightman, editor of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women to celebrate this most contemporary form of storytelling, which has exploded in popularity over recent decades. The event is chaired by Ariel Kahn.
Rutu Modan is an Israeli illustrator and comic book artist. She is co-founder of the Israeli comics group Actus Tragicus and has published the critically acclaimed graphic novels Exit Wounds and The Property.
Yirmi Pinkus is a prominent Israeli illustrator and comics’ artist as well as an associate professor at the Shenkar College of Design. He is co-founder of the Israeli comics group Actus Tragicus.
Sarah Lightman is an artist, writer and curator. She is a curator of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women and PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. She is a founder and director of Laydeez Do Comics.
Ariel Kahn is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Roehampton University, where he teaches comics and graphic novels. He won the Bloomsbury.com “New Voices” story competition for his short story Documents of a Family.
In Association with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge