Symbolia Contributor Jess Ruliffson will be discussing her upcoming graphic novel which compiles veteran narratives on February 13th, 2013, 6:30-7:30pm at The Drawing Center in NYC. More details below.
Jess Ruliffson in a Brooklyn based comics journalist currently working on her first graphic novel. In this presentation and comic reading, Jess Ruliffson discusses her work with the Joe Bonham Project, where she and several artists visited wounded veterans at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, drawing and documenting their stories to serve the public in cultivating a better understanding and awareness of the impact of war on this generation. The Joe Bonham Project was founded 2010 by Michael D. Fay, a combat artist and former Marine, along with several other artists, in an effort to catalog veterans’ experiences as part of the public record. Jess Ruliffson has taken these veterans’ narratives, along with other service members’ stories, and serialized them in comic book form. Q + A with the artist to follow.