Joann Sfar

Considered one of the brightest and most talented of the younger generation of French comic artists, Joann Sfar has written or collaborated on more than one hundred books for adults and children. His Jewish subjects are only a tiny part of his work.
Graphic & Novel
Two young and brilliant graphic artists discussed with Paul Gravett the importance of their Jewish roots. Funny, irreverent and bold, Joann Sfar paid homage to both his Ashkenazi mother and his Sephardi father, with Klezmer following the difficult life of musicians in Eastern Europe and The Rabbi’s Cat set in Algeria at a time when Jews and Arabs lived peacefully together. JT Waldman brought two dreams together: do a graphic novel and understand his religion bette...