Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Adapting Jewish Stories into Comics : A Panel Discussion

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 7:00pm


Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)
Room 318
Toronto, ON
M5S 2J2


Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries (Ontario Chapter) with Community Partners Miles Nadal JCC and TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)

In 2014, Jewish Comix Anthology collected 41 stories from 47 comics professionals. For the first time, 4 of the book's contributors will come together for a free panel discussion on adapting Jewish stories into comics. The participants are:

Steven M. Bergson is a Data Processing Specialist at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and is the editor of Jewish Comix Anthology, volume 1, published by AH Comics.

Liat Shalom is an Israeli-born freelance illustrator/animator and graphic designer who works out of Toronto. She is about to graduate from OCAD University with a BA in Illustration and Animation. Liat has a background in New Media studies at Ryerson University and Printmaking from Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. Her work arrays from Animation and Filmmaking to Illustration, and Graphic Design. She creates gallery work alongside commercial work and always has something to say. Like a perfectly simmered kneidelach, Liat’s work aims to satisfy a void she feels that there is in the modern Jewish Art Scene that connects illustration and humor together with politics and religion, and aims to bring it to the foreground of pop culture.

David G. Klein made a career in illustration and is now co-owner of Point Made Animation. He illustrated such title characters as Spiderman andBatman for Marvel and DC comics, and is the author of the graphic novel The Golem’s Voice. His illustrations appear regularly on the editorial pages of the world's leading newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, where he developed the ability to translate complex ideas into quickly understood visuals. Along with other New York Times illustrators, he created INXART, an international syndicated library of editorial art.

Ellis Rosen is a freelance illustrator. Most recently, he was the illustrator of the children's chapter book Woundabout (written by Lev Rosen). His comic art has appeared in the anthologies Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land and Jewish Comix Anthology, as well as at various websites including The Paris Review, The Progressive, and The Millions.

Moderated by Keith Friedlander (Professor of General Arts & Science, Humber College).

Light, kosher refreshments will be served. A limited number of copies of the authors' books will be available for sale.


Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2 43° 39' 59.112" N, 79° 24' 14.0724" W

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