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NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium: Miriam Katin

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium: Miriam Katin

The Bark Room, Room M104, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
General Public 

The sixty-second meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will feature Miriam Katin.

Miriam Katin will discuss her two graphic novels We Are On Our Own, a memoir of  childhood in Budapest during the Second World War, and Letting It Go -- an account of her reaction to her son's move to Berlin. 

Miriam Katin was born in 1942 in Budapest, emigrated to Israel in 1957 where she apprenticed in Commercial Art -- drawing all the time with great passion --and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Graphic Artist. She moved to New York in 1963. Worked in animation  for Ein Gedi Animation, Jumbo Pictures- Nickelodeon, MTV and Disney. Her first comic was published in 2001. Her first graphic novel, We Are On Our Own (2006) was followed by the recent  Letting It Go, both published by Drawn & Quarterly..

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.  The symposium will examine new ideas for the distribution of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of  publishing and advertising. Meetings will be facilitated by a rotating group of practitioners and guest speakers.

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