Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel

Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel

Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel

Status:
Completed

Alternate name:
Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel 2017

Released:
2017

Author:
Eli Valley

Genres:
Graphic Novels

Summary

Eli Valley's comic strips are intricate fever dreams employing noir, horror, slapstick and science fiction to expose the outlandish hypocrisies at play in the American/Israeli relationship. Sometimes banned, often controversial and always hilarious, Valley's work has helped to energize a generation exasperated by American complicity in an Israeli occupation now entering its fiftieth year.<br />This, the first full-scale anthology of Valley's art, provides an essential retrospective of America and Israel at a turning point. With meticulously detailed line work and a richly satirical palette peppered with perseverating turtles, xenophobic Jedi knights, sputtering superheroes, mutating golems and zombie billionaires, Valley's comics unmask the hypocrisy and horror behind the headlines. This collection supplements the satires with historical background and contexts, insights into the creative process, selected reactions to the works, and behind-the-scenes tales of tensions over what was permissible for publication.