Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel (Paperback)

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By Eli Valley (Illustrator), Peter Beinart (Introduction by)
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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.

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.

Brutally riotous and irreverent, the comics in this volume are a vital contribution to a centuries-old tradition of graphic protest and polemics.

About the Author

Eli Valley is an American cartoonist and author. He is best known for his political cartoons. His work has appeared in a range of publications including The Nation, The Nib, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The Forward and Gawker.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781682192955
ISBN-10: 1682192954
Publisher: OR Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English