Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me
Talk with JT Waldman
Harvey Pekar's final book!
1976 was an auspicious year: Harvey Pekar began writing American Splendor, the underground comic book that launched the graphic memoir genre that made him a cult literary icon, and illustrator JT Waldman was born. Flash forward to 2007, when they began working together on the graphic novel, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, an exploration of what israel means to jews in this day and age and how the country shapes jewish identity. Told over the course of a single day in Pekar�s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, the book wrestles with the mythologies and realities surrounding the Jewish homeland. Join artist Waldman as he talks about his experience working with Pekar and illustrating this comprehensive visual history of judaism from biblical times to the present.
In conjunction with the Borowsky exhibit Pekar's Israel: Illustrations by JT Waldman.