sarah lightman

Sarah Lightman is a leading voice in the field of Autobiographical Comics, through her publications, lectures and artwork. 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.


Photography by Louise Beecham

Sarah Lightman on the 'Graphic Confessions By Jewish Women' exhibition

Artwork currently on show


Web of Water Exhibition by Artcore,

Touring various UK sites


Recent/upcoming talks(2014)

for a full list of recent talks please see here

Laydeez do Comics at Foyles Grand Opening Literary Festival

1st July 7-9pm.

"Becoming a Graphic Novelist - Subverting Stereotypes"

Comics Unmasked  at the British Library, with Ariel Kahn

25 June 6-30-8.30pm.


Recent publications/press (2013/14)

for a full list of publications please see here

"The Book and Life of Sarah" - interview with Michelle Cove

614 HBI eZine

"Introducting Sarah Lightman" and "Shanah Rishonah"

The Jewish Quarterly Volume 60, Issue 3-4

"Women's Voices Through Comics"- Interview with Sarah Lightman by Danica Davidson

The Lilith Blog


"Foodlines: How Ilana Zeffren’s talking cats teach us about living memory"

A Bit off The Top, (Canadian Website)

"Falling Apart in Chris Ware's Building Stories"

The Cincinnati Review 10.1

"Cartoon Tears in Diane Noomin's 'Baby Talk: A Tale of Four Miscarriages'"

Trauma Narratives and Herstory.

Eds. Sonya Andermahr and and Silvia Pellicer-Ortin

Palgrave Macmillan.






Graphic Details: Jewish Women's Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews edited by Sarah Lightman will be published by McFarland in 2014.


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


Future Projects in 2014:


Food, Family and Feelings, (solo exhibition)

Old Dominion University, VA, USA

(September- October 2014)


Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women Space Station Sixty-Five, Kennington, London

(26 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)





Upstart Judge




© Sarah Lightman 2013