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"Graphic Memory" in Brooklyn June 27th at 7pm ET

Thursday June 27th, 7pm ET at powerHouse Arena in Dumbo:

Join us for a reading of new work by two comics artists, Leela Corman and Solomon Brager, and a conversation moderated by Jewish Currents editor-in-chief Arielle Angel, on writing about the Holocaust from the third generation, the ethics of visual representations of historical violence, and the imperative to contextualize the Holocaust within broader, more inclusive histories. The writers will also discuss what it means to publish a book about the Holocaust—and engage with the mainstream Jewish literary and arts world—in a moment of mass death in Gaza.

Leela Corman is a painter, educator, and graphic-novel creator, working in the realm of diaspora Ashkenazi culture and third-generation restorative work. Her books include Unterzakhn—which was nominated for an Eisner Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Le Prix Artémisia; won the 2015 Romics Prize for Best Anglo-American Comic; and received a 2023 MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence—and the short comics collections You Are Not a Guest and We All Wish for Deadly Force. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Believer, Nautilus, and The Nib. She is a founding instructor at Sequential Artists Workshop and an instructor at Rhode Island School of Design. Photo by Dena Rosenberg

Solomon Brager is a cartoonist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. They are a 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artists Fellow, a member of the Pinko magazine editorial collective and the director of community engagement at Jewish Currents magazine. Their comics and research have appeared in The Nib, Jewish Currents, ArtForum, World War III Illustrated, Pinko Magazine, Refract Journal, and The New Inquiry, among other publications. They hold a PhD from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Arielle Angel is the editor-in-chief of Jewish Currents.