Comic curmudgeon Harvey Pekar faces truth about Israel (Book Review)

ImageNot the Israel my Parents Promised Me is the story of one of the quietest of human dramas: the act of changing one’s mind.

In this graphic novel, legendary comic book writer Harvey Pekar and illustrator JT Waldman examine Pekar’s disillusionment with the State of Israel. Pekar and Waldman weave together Jewish history with Pekar’s memories from his childhood experiences as the son of ardent Zionists. Published two years after his death, the book captures Pekar’s talent for unabashed truth-telling.

I really enjoyed reviewing Not the Israel My Parents Promised me.  You can read the rest of my review here, on Electronic Intifada.

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