A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn)



Creator: Adapted by Trina Robbins, from a story by Max B Perlson (Muttel Perechudnik)

Release Date: Winter 2017 (upcoming)

Publisher: Bedside Press

Format: Graphic Novel

Genre: Memoir

Themes: Jewish History

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A Bunch of Jews (and other stuff) is based on the 1938 memoir of Trina Robbin’s father, Muttel (Mutye) Perechudnik, and was originally published in Yiddish. This memoir features a collection of stories drawn from Muttel’s (later Max Perlson’s) life growing up in a shtetl in Belarus and immigrating to Brooklyn in the late 1910s at the age of 16. Here he became a journalist contributing short stories in Yiddish to Jewish newspapers.

The memoir has been translated to English and adapted to graphic novel format by his daughter, Trina Robbins, who says of the stories within: “They are slyly humorous portraits of his little village in Belarus, and of life in Brooklyn after he came to America. It’s a snapshot of a way of life that would end with the coming of the Nazis and WW2, although none of them knew it yet.”

The cover will be drawn by famed underground comic artist Barbara Mendes. Each of the 13 stories has been visually adapted by a different artist and includes contributions by:

Shary Flenniken
Eve Furchgott
Miriam Katin
Miriam Libicki
Michael Netzer
Anne Timmons
Robert Triptow
Jen Vaughn
Steve Leialoha
Elizabeth Watasin
Caryn Leschen
Joan Steacy
Ken Steacy
Terry Laban