Curated by Michael Kaminer and Sarah Lightman


Graphic Details is a groundbreaking touring exhibition providing the first in-depth look at a unique and prolific niche of graphic storytelling – Jewish women’s autobiographical comics.

While the influential role of Jews in cartooning has long been acknowledged, the role of Jewish women in shaping the medium is largely unexplored. This exhibition of original drawings, full comic books and graphic novels presents the powerful work of eighteen 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.

Many of the original artworks on display have never been exhibited in public until now. 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. Graphic Details is co-curated by Michael Kaminer, a New York journalist and collector whose December 2008 story on confessional comics in the Forward, the national Jewish newspaper, provided the impetus for the show. His collaborator, Sarah Lightman, is an award-winning artist, curator and arts journalist based in London who is researching a PhD at The University of Glasgow on Autobiography in Comics.

Artist Guided Tour
Tuesday 11 November,

A special guided tour of the exhibition with seven of the exhibiting artists talking about their comics. In the UK exclusively for Graphic DetailsMiriam
Katin (USA), Diane Noomin (USA), Corinne Pearlman (UK), Laurie Sandell (USA), Ariel Schrag (USA) and Ilana Zeffren (Israel)
will discuss the themes of identity, faith and trauma so graphically revealed in their works. Alongside Sarah Lightman (co-curator) introducing and guiding the conversation.

This is a very exciting chance to meet and hear these women discuss their confessional comics in person.


if you missed this, fear not, the event was filmed. You can watch it here on our youtube channel.


‘Alex Fitch [of Resonance Radio’s Panel Borders] talks to gallery owners Jo David and Rachael House, and artist Ariel Schrag about the exhibition Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women. Also,
Graphic Details curator Sarah Lightman talks about her work and
introduces artists Miriam Katin, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman and
Ilana Zeffren who describe the examples of their
autobiographical strips which are featured in the exhibition.’

You can listen to the podcast here


Graphic Details