Like Dear Abby, but Jewish…

Sort of short notice, but here’s a nifty event I’ll be going to at Columbia University tonight:

A Bundle of Comics: Graphic Narratives from The Jewish Daily Forward‘s Bintl Brief

A Bundle of Comics at Columbia University poster

Cartoonist Liana Finck  has been making comics out of early 20th century Jewish immigrants’ letters to the Forward‘s advice column, which is still answering readers’ Judaica-tinged questions to this day!  Joining Finck will be the Forward‘s publisher, Samuel Norich, and from Rutgers, Edward Portnoy an expert on Jewish popular culture, including comics in the Yiddish press.

Tonight, 6pm, Room 523 of Columbia‘s Butler Library, and with a Kosher reception to follow, even!  Classy…


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