Sparkplug Highlight: Golem of Gabirol

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Set in the Medieval Middle East, this minicomic tells the
story of the love triangle between Zuleicha, her cousin Nusret, and Reb
Solomon, a poet and scholar who is revealed to be a sorcerer. When Zuleicha and Nusret marry, Reb Solomon
creates a golem with Zuleicha’s features, bringing it to life by inscribing
certain Hebrew letters on its forehead. Each page of the comic is entirely
filled with drawing; ink washes, doodles, geometric designs. Panels are either
nonexistent or bleed together organically. In retelling the legends surrounding
an 11th century scholar and kabbalist, Volozova creates a compelling story
about the life-giving and transformative powers of language.
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