Jewish Women's Graphic Novel Series Presents Leela Corman
June 16, 2014
The graphic novelist Leela Corman (Unterzakhin) will talk about her career and work as part of the Jewish Women Graphic Novelists series at UMass.
Leela Corman’s most recent graphic novel, Unterzakhn, the story of two sisters in the Jewish immigrant world of New York’s Lower East Side in the 1910s, has been called “haunting and often heartbreaking” (Austin Statesman) and “subtly feminist and thoroughly fascinating” (Sacramento News & Review). Corman’s senior thesis at the Massachusetts College of Art won a Xeric Grant and was published as her first graphic novel. She is a successful illustrator whose work has appeared in books on urban gardening, the New York Times, Bust Magazine, and Tablet. She is also a Middle Eastern dancer.