The first ever Jewish Comic Con will be making its debut November 13th at Congregation Kol Israel, a historic Brooklyn synagogue located at 603 St Johns Place. The event, organized in conjunction with the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, will feature artist tables and panel discussions that explore how Jewish identity has influenced comics,both on the page and behind the scenes.
“This con gives fans a chance to explore the unique contribution by early Jewish creators and how Jewish themes continue to influence comics today. It’s NOT a Jew-Centric con though. It’s really for everyone who loves comics and wants to support that incredible medium. The fact that it takes place in a synagogue adds a special flavor to it! ”, says Fabrice Sapolsky, comic book creator (Spider Man Noir, Intertwined) and curator of the Con.
A preview night celebration will kick off the event, at 8 pm on Saturday, November 12th. Attendees will get a unique a chance to mingle with artists and fellow fans. An auction to benefit CKI restoration fund of original graphic art donated by our guests will take place.
The con itself will take place from 9 am to 6.30 pm on Sunday, November 13th.
Tickets are available online: www.jewishcomiccon.org
Guests already lined up include:
With more guests, exhibitors and panelists to be announced as we get closer to the event!
Proceeds from the Jewish Comic Con will go towards the preservation and restoration of Congregation Kol Israel’s historic building. Built in 1924, the building is an important example of so-called “tenement synagogues” and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Here is a video introducing some of the artists: