Monday, September 03, 2007
Long long ago, i've wanted to make a frum comic book. I had all sorts of ideas for the main character, the villains, plots, everything. However, for various reasons -the main reason being I couldn't find a good enough drawer- I held back.
I've been kicking myself since.
A while back, I bought some middot books for my kids to read and discovered all these relatively recent "comic book-ish" books. Man! that could've been me! They can't get enough of the Incredible Voyage to Good Middos" by Baruch Chait, and all its series. I can't get over the drawings! Now we've moved on to other books drawn by Gadi Pollack such as "A Tale of Seven Sheep" and "A Moving Tale" and another one about the stories from the Maggid of Dubno (I don't remember the name at the moment, in Hebrew its "Ma'ase shelo Haya).
I really want to know more about this Gadi Pollack fellow. Who is he? What's his story? Does any one know?
I just found this from http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=431617:
"Pollack, an immigrant from Russia and a sculptor by profession who lives in Kiryat Sefer, relates that he began the process of becoming religiously observant after a gentile asked him to make a comic strip about the Bible and he began to delve into the subject. He and Goldschmidt study in the mornings at the kollel (yeshiva for married men) in Kiryat Sefer, which Pollack smilingly calls "the artists' lane." The flowering of comics has created a demand for good artists in the ultra-Orthodox community; about a year ago, when Pollack was overwhelmed by offers, he started a course for comics artists in Kiryat Sefer. One of his students is Beifuss. Yoni Gerstein, the cartoonist for Yated Ne'eman, who is also newly observant, has taken a group of comics creators under his professional wing."