I finished inking the travel diary I kept while I was in Israel this summer. It was on a ten day Taglit trip. The first thing I did was make it into a small booklet that I sent my very Jewish grandmother because yes of course I had to.
While drawing it, I changed the appearances of those I spoke to. The first page was started in South Station while I was miserable and sweating profusely, waiting for my bus to New York City. I decided then and there to turn it into a travel diary.
|Hal was one of the tour guides. Also, as drawn here,|
everyone waded into the river in our clothes.
|Tzfat was probably my favorite city. |
It was certainly one of the coolest days there!
|The first panel is an Havdalah candle and a wine cup.|
You dip one into the other at the end of Shabbat.
|The T-shirt the above 4-square box was put on |
also has the names of everyone who went on the trip.
|It really was way too hot for Masada.|
|Above, a hookah for cheroot. |
The guide references the stabbing at the Jerusalem gay pride parade in late July.
The last panel is the bust of Yitzhak Rabin.