Nice to see that the French edition of Mendel's Daughter, La Fille de Mendel is still on the shelves in France. This shot is from the En Traits Libres bookstore (2 Rue du Bayle, Montpellier).
Our family created a free coloring book that's featured in the New York Times "Coronavirus Schools Briefing" today.
Please download and share with parents and teachers.
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I'm excited to be participating in my first Zoom panel discussion about the making of the film "The Tattooed Torah"
Please join us to learn about the movie that I illustrated.
Tuesday, August 25 1pm EST, 8pm Israel Time
Lecture in ENGLISH
During the Nazi regime in Czechoslovakia, many items of Judaica were confiscated from Jewish communities that had been expelled. These artifacts, including Torah Scrolls,were brought to Prague and each one was given a number. During the Communist regime, the Torah Scrolls were dispersed among Jewish Communities around the world. One of the scrolls that emanated from Brno, reached Chicago, in the U.S. Marvell Ginsburg wrote a children's book about the scroll, and later an animated film was made, dubbed by Ed Asner.
Speaker: Beth Kopin, daughter of Marvell Ginsburg and producer of the film, and others from the production team.
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While trying to free up some space for a project I'm working on, I found this test drawing of a graphic novel I never finished writing. It brings back memories (also nightmares).
Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.
Nice to hear that the Spanish version of The Tattooed Torah,
LA PEQUEÑA TORÁ TATUADA, has been accepted to its first festival
the Baja California International Film Festival in Tijuana, Mexico.
Also working on a new book. (A sample below.) Lots of work. Exhausting but fun.
photos Ben Lemelman
It's been about 3 weeks since these pictures were taken at the showing of The Tattooed Torah in Chicago. It seems so long ago - so much has happened in the world.
The photos are of some of the many talented people that created this wonderful film.
Bottom photo from left --
Daniel Alcheh, Beth Kopin, Christian Robins, Lisa Effress, Brett Kopin, Marc Bennett, and me.
To find out more about these amazing folks go to www.thetattooedtorah.com
Stay Home and Stay Safe.
The movie is being submitted and shown at film festivals throughout the country.
Here is a link to
THE TATTOOED TORAH - Trailer:
Link to JCC Chicago Film Festival
Thanks to Beth Kopin, the driving force behind the making of the movie,
The Tattooed Torah, for this article about creating the art. Click on the link to view.
Initial construction of background.
Initial painting of background
Actually this old (like me) comic was done about a Christmas walk years ago but
New Years Eavesdropping is a better title.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
I recently received the book, Holocaust Graphic Narratives (Rutgers University Press, 2020) by Victoria Aarons. Dr. Aarons is a Professor of English at Trinity College where she teaches courses on American Jewish and Holocaust literature.
I was pleased to see that she devotes a chapter to my graphic memoir, Mendel’s Daughter (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2006). Her thoughtful analysis of my work was perceptive and spot on.