F or this month's Featured Artist, we take a look at the writer and comic artist Amy Kurzweil's debut graphic novel, Flying Couch.
A story of journeys — physical, intellectual and emotional — Flying Couch takes the reader on a tour through a multiplicity of Jewish experiences. Focusing on Amy herself as she navigates diverse outlets for American Jewish expression in college and beyond, the story interweaves Amy’s coming-of-age narrative with her grandmother’s tragic experience during the Holocaust. Present-day stories of Amy’s experiences with her mother and grandmother, often fraught and always wittily-drawn, link the narratives together. Flying Couch is a complicated and thoughtful portrait of three generations of Jewish women, each charting their own relationship to Jewish culture and to each other.
For more of Amy’s work, check out her website, amykurzweil.com. ■
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