Autobiographical Comics: Conversation

n the last year, comic book artist Yaniv Torem published his book “Wayfarer”, which unfolds a conversation with his father around the question of religious identity, observance, and educational issues that led him to question his choices. With the opening of the festival, comic book artist Reut Bortz published her book “Project Mom – From the Memories of a Fertility Patient” where she describes her most intimate experiences during the fertility treatments she undergone with her husband.

In an open and honest conversation, the two will talk about their complex work process: The need, alongside the apprehension, to create an exposed book, the distinctiveness of comic books and the various ways they allow the creators to recount a story, particularly a personal story, about the publishing process, and the reactions to the book, during and after its making.