30 April - 8 August 2010. Jewish artists have been to the forefront of comic book art since the medium was first invented in the immigrant quarters of New York in the 1930s and 40s. This exhibition presents the work of 40 Jewish illustrators, scriptwriters and publishers of comics, and displays 400 objects of comic memorabilia.
Some of the most famous comic characters were invented by Jewish cartoonists: Batman, Spiderman, Superman. Also in focus are the heroes and villains, including cartoon opponents of Hitler. Pooling collections from Paris and Amsterdam, the artists included in the show number veterans such as Rube Goldberg, Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman.
Mon: 10.00-22.00. Tues-Sun: 10.00-20.00
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Heroes, Freaks and Super-Rabbi's: The Jewish Dimension of Comic Art
Jewish Museum Berlin, Old Building, Level 1, Lindenstr. 9. Berlin. Tel. +49 30 25993 300 www.jmberlin.de