sarah lightman

Sarah Lightman is an artist, writer and curator. She is a curator of "Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" and PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. She is a founder and director of Laydeez do Comics. In this website you can find out more about her publications, lectures and artwork.


Photography by Louise Beecham

Sarah Lightman on the 'Graphic Details: Confessional Comics By Jewish Women' exhibition

Artwork currently on show

Food, Family and Feelings, (solo exhibition)

Old Dominion University, VA, USA

(September- November 2014)

Photography by Old Dominion University Photographer Anne M. Peterson.

Upcoming talks (2014)

for a full list of recent talks please see here

"Graphic Details- Women of the (White) Walls"

Gordon Gallery, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA

6 October

"Food, Family and Feelings in The Book of Sarah and  Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women".

37th Annual Literary Festival, Old Dominion University, 

7 October

Comic Art Workshops, Old Dominion University,

7-8 October

"Metamorphosing Difficulties- Women's Traumatic Lives Transformed into Graphic Novels"

Exploring Women's Testimony  - Conference

University of Maine, Augusta, USA

9 October

Disappointed Believers, Temple Beth-El, Augusta

11 October

Recent publications/press (2014)

for a full list of publications please see here

"Putting Women in The Frame"

Ariel Kahn

The Jewish Chronicle (10 October)

"It's all in the Graphic Detail"

Michael Holland

Southwark Weekender (19 September)

"Life Drawing: Autobiography, Comics, Jewish Women",

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Ed.s Laurence Roth and Nadia Valman

"Metamorphosing Difficulties: The Portrayal of Trauma in Autobiographical Comics "

The Unspeakable: Narratives of Trauma

Eds. Magda Stroinska, Vikki Cecchetto, Kate Szymanski.

Peter Lang.







Graphic Details: Jewish Women's Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland) edited by Sarah Lightman is out now.


The Book of Sarah, a visual autobiography by Sarah Lightman, will be published by Myriad Editions in 2016


Projects in 2014:


Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

Space Station Sixty-Five, Kennington, London

(23 September- 13 December 2014)


"Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women - Communities of Experience"

A One Day Symposium (co-chaired with Dr Heike Bauer)

JW3, The Jewish Community Centre for London

(12 November 2014)


Comics Study Day, Slade School of Art

(14 November 2014)


Jews, Visual Memoirs and Autobiographical Comics,


(November 20 - December 11, 7.30-9.30 pm)




Upstart Judge




© Sarah Lightman 2013