Comic Book Immigration Exhibit Opens in Paris

Jewish News One
October 17, 2013

A new exhibition at Paris’ Immigration History Museum takes an intriguing look at how comic books the world over were shaped by the immigrant story, from the Polish and Italian authors behind France’s Asterix, to the Jewish co-creators of iconic American hero Superman.

Helene Bouillon, curator of Comics and Immigration exhibit:

“We show how the history of the scenarists or the drawers of the comics are… they are immigrants; their own history is a story of immigrants and how they put it in their own works of art.”  

The exhibition, entitled Comics and Immigration, brings together comic sketches and magazines from 1913 to the present to show how immigrants on the fringes of society were attracted to the subculture of comic books.

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