Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me
A graphic novel collaboration with Harvey Pekar
Published by Hill and Wang, July 2012.

Part memoir, part historical survey, part inter-generational dialogue, this book would prove to be one of Harvey’s last. It was an honor to know and work with “our man” and call him friend.

A New York Times BestSelling Graphic Novel July-Aug 2012

“Waldman masterfully captures the wry innocence of Harvey’s interrogation, while still celebrating the subtle contours of modern American Jewishness.”

–Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life Inc. and Program or Be Programmed


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Pekar’s Israel: An Exhibition

An exhibition of original art and enlarged prints from the graphic novel, Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me.
The Gershman Y in Philadelphia, PA curated and premiered the exhibition in September 2012. The show is now packaged and ready to travel. Please contact me for information about how to bring the exhibition to your community.

“Pekar’s Israel provides that sense of discovery writ large”
The Jewish ExponentPress for the exhibition
To see more photos from the exhibition check out the album.