The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum celebrates Women’s History Month with the opening of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, a groundbreaking touring exhibition providing the first in-depth look at a unique and prolific niche of graphic storytelling – Jewish women’s autobiographical comics. This exhibition of original drawings and reproductions—curated by Sarah Lightman and Michael Kaminer; traveling exhibition conceived by Zachary Paul Levine and Yeshiva University Museum—presents the powerful work of 18 U.S., Canadian, and international artists whose intimate, confessional work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades, creating an entirely new genre.
Artists run the gamut from pioneering Wimmen’s Comix and Twisted Sisters artists of the 1970s and 1980s to the superstars of the new generation. Participating artists include: Vanessa Davis, Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Miss Lasko-Gross, Sarah Lazarovic, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Trina Robbins, Racheli Rotner, Sharon Rudahl, Lauri Sandell,Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein, and Ilana Zeffren. This iteration of the exhibit also includes selections from The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum collection.
The public is invited to the opening program and reception for Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, scheduled for Sunday, April 19 in The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall and museum galleries. The program features special guests Trina Robbins, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, and curator Sarah Lightman:
1:30-2:45 – Sarah Lightman: Curator’s Tour – Museum Galleries
3:00 – 3:30 – Trina Robbins – Artist Talk – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
3:30 – 4:00 – Sarah Glidden – Artist Talk – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
4:00 – 4:30 – Miriam Katin – Artist Talk – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
4:30 – 4:45 – Break
4:45 – 5:30 – Roundtable/Q&A moderated by Sarah Lightman – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
5:30 – 7:00 – Catered exhibit reception – Will Eisner Seminar Room / Museum Galleries