As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
A very special Fanbase Feature! At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the “The New Face of Jewish Comics” panel (originally recorded on Friday, July 22, 2022) during which Arnon Z. Shorr (filmmaker/screenwriter/author – José and the Pirate Captain Toledano), Fabrice Sapolsky (author – Intertwined), Dani Colman (author – The Unfinished Corner), and Ramy Dubrow (author – Partisan 42) discussed Jewish-forward, Jewish-positive representation in comics and graphic novels. (Also featuring Jordan B. Gorfinkel via video)
Cast members: Arnon Z. Shorr (filmmaker/screenwriter/author – José and the Pirate Captain Toledano), Fabrice Sapolsky (author – Intertwined), Dani Colman (author – The Unfinished Corner), and Ramy Dubrow (author – Partisan 42), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)
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