“Super Heroes Never Die” exhibition in Brussels

Installation photos from the Jewish Museum Belgium of the “Super Heroes Never Die” exhibition, now on view until April 26th, 2020.

December 4, 2019

The New Yorker

First Cartoon by Miriam Katin for The New Yorker.

The New Yorker has been part of my life for many years. So I am really excited that they have published a cartoon of mine. Click on the image for the online edition.

May 8, 2019

Wikipedia entry in English

Recently I went on line to find a small bio upon a request from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. What a surprise, I noticed that I now am on Wikipedia. It was created in April by someone named Sophie from Australia.
 
Additionally, the page was recently mentioned in the “did you know?” section of the Wikipedia home page and as a consequence garnered over 6000 views.
 
Needless to say, I am very pleased. All the facts are correct and well researched.
 
Thank you Sophie from Australia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Katin

September 27, 2017

Flying Foxes: Comics Exhibition in NYC

Next month, on March 9th from 7pm to 9pm will be the opening of an exhibition including my mom’s work at Undercurrent Projects in New York City. The gallery is located at 215 E. 5th Street. Wish I could be there.

February 20, 2017

Late Singapore Report

A month passed since the SWF Singapore Writers Festival and it is time to move on.
Still, before I let go, here are a few images of this great annual International happening.
My impression of the city is: Comfort, Culture and Cleanliness. Not bad.

The festival is held in the old Colonial government buildings, all of them are now housing museums, theaters and cultural events.

Old and new, way back there our hotel towering above all.

My host Lim Cheng Tju who’s idea was to invite me.
Lim Cheng Tju writes about history and popular culture in Singapore.
With us was Indonesian graphic novelist Tita Larasati. Her beautiful
autobiographical diary like work is a must see.

Here, in panel with the 2014 Pulitzer Price Winner poet Vijay Seshadri.

With artist Troy Chin author of The Resident Tourist discussing Visual Storytelling: Autobiography. The moderator, graphic artist and literary critic, Gwee Li Sui.

It was also nice to catch up with my friend Suat Ng Tong who has written reviews for The Comics Journal since 1993 and was the editor of the Eisner and Harvey nominated Rosetta anthologies. Here at dinner with his wife May Ling.

It was all in a gentle genteel vein.

February 3, 2017

Comics & Sacred Texts Exhibition

Exhibit in Holon, Israel

This just in. If you love the Bible and comics (you might if you regularly visit this page) this is a most interesting
program which comes out of the Exhibit of Bible in Comics in Israel where I was happily teamed up with Chris Ware and other giants. Of course getting there is most inconvenient but we will go.

As part of the exhibition there will be a symposium and I am most interested to hear Assaf Gamzu, Samantha Baskind and Ranen Omer Sherman whom I never met but he wrote about my work a number of times. The campus, a Quaker establishment is something one must visit.

You can find all the information about the exhibit and the symposium on the Haverford website.

April 30, 2016

Exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators

A Particular Hunger'

From ‘A Particular Hunger’, Page 8.

I am honored that a page from my short comic “A Particular Hunger” is accepted into the juried Comic & Cartoon Art Annual exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators.

The nine page story was published in Drawn & Quarterly‘s 25th Anniversary book. It is in the Short Form category and the exhibit will be up from July 19th through August 20th.

April 11, 2016

April is Conference month?

The following is entirely written by my Mom:

Did everybody know that April is Conference month? It is what I came to know when I noticed that I am spending much time on “planes, cars and trains and other things that move” and meeting wonderful people and eating fabulous foods that someone explained to me that April is Conference month.

Well, glad to be part of the movement. Princeton was awesome, I sketched a lot but don’t have the time yet to organize it while getting ready for the talk in Williams Paterson college today along with Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton and Crista Cassano. Then to Columbus Ohio, the Graphic Details exhibit is there now in the fabulous Comic museum they have.

In a few days I will be the key-note speaker at this conference in Israel:

“Anti-Semitism and Hatred of ‘The Other’ in Caricatures Conference” Collaboration between the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, CSEP in Beer Sheva University and the Israeli Cartoon Museum. This conference was supposed to be about “The Rising Antisemitism in Europe” but after the tragedy in Paris and also in Copenhagen it is taking up a whole other meaning.

I am both greatly honored but also a bit scared. More about all this later.

Meanwhile these pictures I love, Rutu Modan, Geoff and Ester Szep, from the Eotvos Lorand University all the way from Budapest and Rutu with Liana Finck.

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Much more in May.

April 21, 2015

Talk at West Virginia University

After conducting a number of Skype talks for Dr Lisa Di Bartolomeo’s classes on the subject of Holocaust studies through literature, films and comics I accepted her gracious invitation to visit, talk to the class and also give a public presentation on my books. This visit was full of surprises for us (Geoff agreed to come along) we did not realize how big the University is. Actually it is spread all over Morgantown, its picturesque hills and valleys. In fact there is a cute monorail to help students to move around.

Monorail!

West Virginia University

Here a pair of students are talking us around the campus. The program was organized by the Slavic and East European Studies Program and the Department of World Languages.

The office

We arrived to her crowded office, full of Vampire related items as she loves the subject and many souvenirs of her extensive travels through Eastern Europe and Russia.

Lecture

The class talk was wonderful. Such enthusiasm with the young people. Some students who attended the Skype classes came to meet me and have their book signed. About 300 people showed up for the public talk. It was very touching. The photo is showing a fourth of the crowd.

Dr Lisa

We had a chance to have the local breakfast speciality, biscuits. They are grand. 

Our gracious host

Dr. Di Bartolomeo hosted us in her beautiful Victorian home and a good time was had by all. 

Not only Dr D’ has a formidable title and scholarship:

Teaching Associate Professor
Russian Program Coordinator (RUST)
Slavic and East European Studies (SEES) Coordinator
Department of World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics

Dr Lisa's shoes

… but she is also a charming and truly elegant woman.
Move over Cinderella!

March 18, 2015

Polish edition of “We Are On Our Own”

Polish edition
The Polish edition of “We Are On Our Own” is out.

My mom writes:

“It is very beautiful, great printing, slight change of the layout.
They made the pictures bigger and it is on glossy paper.
I am very proud of this and I hope it will do well.
The publisher is Gildia from Warsaw Poland.”

February 12, 2015

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