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David Polonsky

David Polonsky graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. His illustrations have appeared in most of Israel's leading newspapers and magazines, and he was the art director and lead artist for the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir. He has illustrated a number of children's books, and received the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of Children's Books in 2004 and 2008. Since 1999 he has taught animation and illustration at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

Books

Enrich Your S(h)elves With These Classic Literary GN Adaptations!

Our modern culture remains influenced and indebted to past literary classics to this very day.  Whether it be Homeric myths informing superhero stories, Mary Shelley’s innovations in the world of horror, or the seminal lessons from “The Bard” himself, William Shakespeare, the biggest works of the past continue to remain relevant and important.  The graphic

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Renegade Reading: Banned Graphic Novels and Comics

Banned Books Week this year is coming up on September 18 – September 24! Graphic novels are not immune to challenges and censorship, with graphic illustrated works frequently finding themselves banned from classrooms and libraries for alleged violence, “pornographic” illustrations, and other “adult” themes. Books banned most frequently include those dealing with sexuality and gender,

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75th Anniversary – Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

On June 25, 1947, the first edition of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl was published. Anne’s diary had been found after she died of typhus in 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and given to her father, Otto Frank, the only known surviving member of her family. Since its original publication, the Diary has

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