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

"Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women"

Space Station 65, London

Photography by Old Dominion University Photographer Anne M. Peterson.

Upcoming talks (2014)

for a full list of recent talks please see here


Recent publications/press (2014)

for a full list of publications please see here

"ICON - Charlotte Salomon "

Riposte- A Smart Magazine for Women

(7 November)

"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



Upstart Judge




© Sarah Lightman 2013