The Art of the Graphic Novel: Marion Baraitser, Steve Marchant & Corinne Pearlman

Marion Baraitser, Steve Marchant, Corinne Pearlman

05/02/2006 2:30 pm

At the intersection of literature and art, the blending of high satire and low caricature, the graphic novel is an elusive genre. Propelled to new heights by Art Spiegelman, the form has many proponents who explore a range of Jewish preoccupations from the sublime to the horrific. Is it the ultimate in trivialisation or the ultimate in mediation?

The panel included experts in the field: Paul Gravett, Corinne Pearlman and Marion Baraitser who launched Home Number One, a gripping graphic novel for teens featuring a young heroine from the year 2020 who travels through time to meet her distant cousins in Theresienstadt, 1944.

Marion Baraitser

Marion Baraitser is an award-winning playwright, and short story writer. She is the founder of Loki Books and has coauthored Home Number One with illustrator Anna Evans.

Steve Marchant

Steve Marchant teaches cartoon skills to young people and adults, and also works as a professional cartoonist. His latest book is The Cartoonists Workshop.

Corinne Pearlman

Corinne Pearlman has compiled two anthologies of comic strip art, creating two children’s books for the British Museum. She is the Jewish Quarterly cartoonist.

Paul Gravett

Paul Gravett is a comics historian, lecturer and exhibition curator. His latest book is Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life.