From May there is an interesting exhibition at the Jewish Museum featuring the comic artwork of various Jewish creators. I’m not sure if this is the same exhibition that Jerry Robinson put together in New York a couple of years ago, although apparently it has been curated by the Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme in Paris and the Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam.
As should be well known many of the comics creators from the Golden Age were Jewish. From Stan Lee and Jack Kirby who created the Marvel Universe, to Bob Kane who ‘created’ Batman, to Harvey Kurtzman who was important to both EC Comics and MAD.
The exhibition is at the Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda, from May 3 – August 30. I believe the cost is $10 ($5 concession) but you get $2 off the ticket price if you present a valid Metcard. More details can be found at the Jewish Museum website.