A Maus in Mr. Gindi’s Jewish Studies Class
- • Midrash does many things, one of them is fill in some of the gaps in the biblical text. For example, the story of Abraham smashing the idols (maybe you heard of it) tries to explain why Abraham leaves his home to follow Elohim.
- • Pick a moment in the story where there is something that needs explaining, or where the continued story of one of the characters is alluded to or described, but not shown in graphic novel form.
- • Think about what might have happened and how you’d want to portray it.
- • Choose a layout (or create your own).
- • Using a blank sheet of paper storyboard the panels to identify what dialogue and images will go in each one.
- • Then sketch and ink (and color) your comic on the layout sheets provided.
- • This will be a graded in class assignment. You will not be graded on the technical skill of your artwork, but on the coherence of your narrative and your understanding of either holocaust history or the intergenerational dynamic of survivors.