Shalom! my name is Alizah Teitelbaum, founder of Holy Zowie! Comics, which exists, in a nutshell, because twenty years ago a man walked into our house like a character from Harry Potter and left on the table a magical book. A few years later the power of its words and pictures launched us into the Negev.
Does every book have this power? No. It comes from the writer’s soul, heart and holy boldness. Holy Zowie! Comics looks for this power here in the Negev. When we catch it, we draw another artist or storyteller into the magical alliance. We create our own kind of magic. The readers in turn begin to believe that the whole world is theirs, and it is.
We found three artists in the Negev to create three unparalleled comic books this year.
We found a publisher too. And sometimes we reach straight to our readers.
With the money, we will buy sketchbooks, ink, paints, graphic tablets, photoshop, and computers that work. We will use it to keep us going until the comics take off.
Thank you, boot camp. See you at that safe and holy place for the next wild, heart-stirring adventure.