This Week’s Events
Having set up the LMC Event calendar, I’ve decided that once a week, I will post about the coming week’s events, featuring one in greater detail. If you know of an event coming up that you think deserves to be listed/featured, do not hesitate to send me an Ask about it!
Featured Event: Graphic Details Symposium - Talking About Jewish Women and Comics
Graphic Details is a traveling exhibit about graphic memoirs by Jewish women which is currently on display at Yeshiva University in New York City until April. Next Sunday, February 26th, the university will be hosting a day-long symposium featuring an array of creators and academics talking about their work.
The panels will cover a good sampling of topics under the umbrella topic. Participants will discuss comics depictions of personal tragedies ranging from Holocaust survival to miscarriages, Jewish identity and family life, issues relating to Israel, and some good old-fashioned defense of and deconstruction of the comics form itself.
Participating creators include Leela Corman, Liana Finck, Miss Lasko-Gross, Miriam Katin, Sarah Leavitt, Caryn Leschen, Sarah Lightman, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Sharon Rosenzweig, Ariel Schrag, Janice Shapiro, and Lauren Weinstein
The symposium opens at 9am and runs until 5pm, and costs $10-15 to enter, at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
- Monday, February 20: Laydeez Do Comics meeting, 6:30pm – 9:30pm GMT, at The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ (all genders welcome!)
- Wednesday, February 22: Big City Dare-2-Draw with Liza Biggers, Jennifer Crute, Robin Ha, Kat Roberts, 6:00pm – 9:30pm EST, at MoCCA, 594 Broadway #401, New York, NY 10012
- Thursday, February 23: Work Plus Play talk by Jillian Tamaki, Lisa Hanawalt & Eleanor Davis, 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST,at the Society of Illustrators Inc, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
- Friday-Sunday, February 24-26: Image Comics Expo with Fiona Staples, Blair Butler, and Christina Strain, at the Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
- Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26: London Super Comic Con with Emanuela Lupacchino, Jess Bradley, Sephryn Grey, Jenika Ioffreda, Yuri Kore, Zarina Liew, Van Nim, JL Straw, Tammy Taylor, and Nichola Wilkinson, at ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
Have fun! And if you blog about any of these events, please let me know, I’d be happy to share!