jobnik! issue 10
Miriam wants a more rewarding assignment, and the first step is proving herself sane in the eyes of the military. This issue sees our protagonist sitting across many exciting desks from middle-aged men, acting normal as the country goes crazier behind her.
ALERT! This issue was completed so hurriedly before the Christmas-break deadline that it contains major collectors-edition flaws, like not saying "jobnik!" on the cover and one illegible page. Fans who purchase the first printing (while supplies last) will get a free PDF of the issue with corrections!
colour & commentary
20 full-colour pages of Miriam's previously uncollected watercolours from 2004-2012. Includes jobnik! issue covers (including the upcoming issue 10), commissioned illustrations and a painted jobnik manifesto!
jobnik! issue 9
No longer a new soldier, Miriam is making corporal and getting all kinds of perks like holiday leave and R&R at a military retreat. But her older sister's blossoming romance has Miriam scrabbling even harder to find someone to love.
jobnik! issue 8
It's springtime in the desert. A sudden smell of sweat, dust & desperation plunges Miriam into a vivid flashback of being a fresh recruit nine months earlier.
Experience basic training as you've never seen it before! See the least-kickass soldier in all of comics actually fire a gun!
who wants to be an Art Star?
A reworking of Miriam's first interview comic, with painting majors at Emily Carr Institute, about high-art adventures.
jobnik! issue 7
the new issue picks up where the graphic novel left off.
Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!
The staple-bound stand-alone drawn essay "Jewish Memoir goes Pow! Zap! Oy!" originally made for and featured in "The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches."
The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches
With a cover painting by Miriam, an interview with Miriam, and the all-new drawn essay, "Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!"
"The Jewish Graphic Novel" is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture. Featuring insightful discussions of notable figures in the industry - such as Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Joann Sfar - the essays focus on how graphic novels are increasingly being used in Holocaust memoir and fiction, and to portray Jewish identity in America and abroad.
Watercolour + text portraits of Israel, reflecting on two years since the second Lebanon war, and on trying to reclaim one's Israelity.
jobnik!: an american girl's adventures in the israeli army
Miriam Libicki, an American Jewish girl from a religious home, enlists in the Israeli Army one summer against everyone's better judgment. Many qualities seem to make her unsuited for IDF life: her Hebrew isn't great, she is shy and passive, and she has a tendency to fall in love with anything that moves. If that weren't enough, the Al Aqsa uprising, a.k.a the second Palestinian Intifada, erupts a few weeks after she is stationed as a secretary in a remote Negev base. Will Miriam survive threats of terrorism, the rough IDF culture, and not least, her horrible taste in men?
Watercolour travelogue of Israel during the second Lebanon war, August-September 2006
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Towards a Hot Jew: the Israeli Soldier as Fetish Object
A drawn essay examining the image of the Israeli soldier, its meanings, and its uses.