Adams, Kubert and Lee Come To Aid Of Concentration Camp Artist

Mike Gold

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4 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    If the point of publishing this six page comic is to educate the public, then Adams, Lee and Kubert should consider publishing the story directly to the web, maybe on a site like ComicMix. Maybe they feel they can get more press if the story sees print first.Maybe the Aushwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum considers the paintings by Dina Gottliebova Babbit as being "work for hire." The initial unwritten contract was, "Paint portraits or you will get gassed."Joe Kubert circulated a petition among comics professionals two years ago. ComicMix's John Ostrander is one of the signatories. Obviously it's not too late for other comics professionals to get on board. http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/briefings…Kubert had done a comic story several years ago called, "Yossel." It was a "what if" story, imagining what might have happened to Kubert himself IF his parents hadn't fled Poland with him as a boy. In the story, "Yossel" (which is Jewish for Joseph) ends up in a concentration camp and is kept alive because his cartoons amuse his captors. When he wrote the story, Kubert didn't know that there was a real story that was eiriely similar with Dina Gottlibova. Here Joe Kubert discusses "Yossel" on YouTube:

    I'm sorry this comment is so "link happy." But here is another petition on behalf of Dina Babbit. This one is open to everyone to sign. http://www.petitiononline.com/noogs1/petition.htm

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    Here is the six page comic published to the web: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/08/09/ar

  3. Russ Rogers says:

    Because I can't let go. Here is Dina Babbit speaking for herself.

    Here is another 8-page comics classic that deals with the Holocaust. This is "Master Race," THE EC story that made Bernard Krigstein a Hall of Fame comics legend. Powerful stuff. Amazing. http://es.geocities.com/thegweb/berniekrigstein1….Is there any chance that ComicMix could get the rights to republish either "Master Race" and/or Neal Adams 6-page Dina Babbit story? Both are important and need more exposure and attention.