Remarkable Women: Jo Ader-Appels

It’s International Women’s Day, and here’s a comic I made a few years ago for an exhibition about Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader – I chose to highlight the story of his mother, Jo Ader-Appels,…

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Helping the Community

When people think about gangs in the Bronx, they think about violence. But the young kids involved with the Ghetto Brothers were not the savages the media presented, but young citizens who tried to better…

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Ghetto Brother at Poe Park

LATINOS IN COMICS, POE PARK VISITORS CENTER 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458 March 7. Reception and Ghetto Brother Panel Discussion 12pm to 3pm  Benjamin Melendez and Julian Voloj in conversation about “Ghetto Brother: Warrior…

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Bronx Documentary Center

Last Saturday, the Bronx Documentary Center had a screening of “Flyin’ Cut Sleeves” with director Henry Chalfant. The documentary was source material for the graphic novel “Ghetto Brother“. Prior to the screening, director Henry Chalfant…

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. A good timing to introduce Claudia Ahlering, the artist behind “Ghetto Brother.” The German artist is based in Hamburg where she is currently collaborating with Julian Voloj on a new…

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Benjamin Melendez visits NBM

Earlier this week, Benjamin Melendez, the protagonist in the upcoming graphic novel “Ghetto Brother” visited NBM. Benjy is very excited that his life story is now going to reach a wide audience, telling the story…

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Big in Germany

Did you know that this year there will be Ghetto Brother editions published in Brazil, France, Germany, and Spain? Don’t worry, you can get yours here at NBM. But it’s interesting what others think about…

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