All Your Vanessa Davis in One Place
Contributing editor’s comic book makes year-end top-ten list
Prominent culture Website Vulture sez that among the top ten comic books from 2010 is Vanessa Davis’s Make Me a Woman. Many of the confessional stories in the book were originally published in Tablet Magazine, where Davis is a contributing editor. After the jump, find them all!
• “Safer Torah” Scroll theft: An investigation.
• “Splendor” Remembering Harvey Pekar.
• “Fast Forward” What’s next for the cartoonist.
• “Can’t Buy Jappiness” The Christmas-ification of Hanukkah.
• “My Generation” R. Crumb’s Genesis, loosely reviewed.
• “Stick in the Mud” Mud-bathing + mother.
• “Holy Rollin’” Happy Rosh Hashanah.
• “Big Fun” Fat camp remembered.
• “Vocation, All I Ever Wanted!” An illustrated résumé.
• “All About My Mother’s Day” Published on Father’s Day!
• “Jitters” On anxiety.
• “Framed?!” Reporting from the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival.
• “Dyspeptic Academic” A paean (of sorts) to Jewish day school.
• “Stranger in a Strange Land” California is another country.
• “Crispy Christmas” A holiday in the sun.
• “Purimpalooza” The story of a modern-day Esther.
• “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” On the days before a bat mitzvah.
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