Comics bringing Israel and Poland Together
A couple of weeks ago the Jerusalem Post published an article covering a joint comic produced by Israeli and Polish artists. 2008-2009 is Israel-Poland year, and in commemoration of the event 5 Israeli comic artists joined 5 Polish artists to cover issues often thought taboo between the two cultures.
The comic book, Poliisra, has been used as an opportunity to to explore stereotypes between the two societies as well as addressing historical issues between the two countries. Topics include the Holocaust, antisemitism, and stereotyped views between the various peoples.
An exhibition of the work can be seen starting August 7 at the Israeli Cartoon Museum in Holon. You can find out more information at www.cartoonmuseum.org.