jobnik! issue 10

Miriam wants a more rewarding assignment, and the first step is proving herself sane in the eyes of the military. This issue sees our protagonist sitting across many exciting desks from middle-aged men, acting normal as the country goes crazier behind her.

ALERT! This issue was completed so hurriedly before the Christmas-break deadline that it contains major collectors-edition flaws, like not saying "jobnik!" on the cover and one illegible page. Fans who purchase the first printing (while supplies last) will get a free PDF of the issue with corrections!

Published: December 2012
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colour & commentary

20 full-colour pages of Miriam's previously uncollected watercolours from 2004-2012. Includes jobnik! issue covers (including the upcoming issue 10), commissioned illustrations and a painted jobnik manifesto!

Published: October 2012
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jobnik! issue 9

No longer a new soldier, Miriam is making corporal and getting all kinds of perks like holiday leave and R&R at a military retreat. But her older sister's blossoming romance has Miriam scrabbling even harder to find someone to love.

Published: July 2011
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jobnik! issue 8

It's springtime in the desert. A sudden smell of sweat, dust & desperation plunges Miriam into a vivid flashback of being a fresh recruit nine months earlier.

Experience basic training as you've never seen it before! See the least-kickass soldier in all of comics actually fire a gun!

28 pages

Published: July 2010
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who wants to be an Art Star?

A reworking of Miriam's first interview comic, with painting majors at Emily Carr Institute, about high-art adventures.

12 pages.

Published: September 2009
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jobnik! issue 7

the new issue picks up where the graphic novel left off.

24 pages.

Published: April 2009
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Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!

The staple-bound stand-alone drawn essay "Jewish Memoir goes Pow! Zap! Oy!" originally made for and featured in "The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches."

24 pages.

Published: February 2009
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The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches

With a cover painting by Miriam, an interview with Miriam, and the all-new drawn essay, "Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!"

"The Jewish Graphic Novel" is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture. Featuring insightful discussions of notable figures in the industry - such as Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Joann Sfar - the essays focus on how graphic novels are increasingly being used in Holocaust memoir and fiction, and to portray Jewish identity in America and abroad.

292 pages.

Published: December 2008
ISBN: 978-0813543673

fierce ease

Watercolour + text portraits of Israel, reflecting on two years since the second Lebanon war, and on trying to reclaim one's Israelity.

12 pages.

Published: October 2008
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jobnik!: an american girl's adventures in the israeli army

Miriam Libicki, an American Jewish girl from a religious home, enlists in the Israeli Army one summer against everyone's better judgment. Many qualities seem to make her unsuited for IDF life: her Hebrew isn't great, she is shy and passive, and she has a tendency to fall in love with anything that moves. If that weren't enough, the Al Aqsa uprising, a.k.a the second Palestinian Intifada, erupts a few weeks after she is stationed as a secretary in a remote Negev base. Will Miriam survive threats of terrorism, the rough IDF culture, and not least, her horrible taste in men?

152 pages

Published: October 2008
ISBN: 978-0978427702
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Watercolour travelogue of Israel during the second Lebanon war, August-September 2006


Published: October 2006

Towards a Hot Jew: the Israeli Soldier as Fetish Object

A drawn essay examining the image of the Israeli soldier, its meanings, and its uses.

12 pages

read the full essay at

Published: December 2005
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