"In this unusual but important autobiographical graphic novel, ... [t]he artist gives all the characters the startled sense of weight she gives her own character as if adult bodies were some vast surprise.... [P]art of the deadly innocence of youth is how the young can get inured to awful things, and the story shows this excellently well." --Publishers Weekly
"Libicki simultaneously charts her journey as raw recruit in the Israeli Defense Force and young girl painfully searching for intimacy. Love and peace, war and youth, the mixture is irresistible." --Stephen Notley, creator of Bob the Angry Flower
"The so-called comics experts tell us the Golden Age of comics is long past. I contend this isn t so. In fact, I suspect we re in comics golden age right now. In even the recent past, the amazing diversity of comics we enjoy today simply wasn t available or even possible. The idea of an autobiographical exploration of one young woman s years in the Israeli Defense Force, during the height of the second intifada
, being published as a comic series, much less finding a readership, was an idiot s dream. Now it s not only possible, the book exists. Miriam Libicki s Jobnik! is proof that we re in the golden age of comics today." --Bill Willingham, author of Fables
About the Author
Miriam Libicki was born in Columbus, Ohio. After living in Jerusalem and Seattle, Washington, she is now based in Vancouver, BC. She completed her Bachelor s of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute in 2006. She is the creator of the comic series, jobnik!
, and the drawn essays Towards a Hot Jew
, fierce ease
and Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!
(published in The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches
, from Rutgers University Press, December 2008).