sarah lightman

Sarah Lightman is an artist, author and curator. In this website you can find out more about her publications, lectures and artwork. Sarah's studio is at the Koppel Hive.



Photography by Louise Beecham

Sarah Lightman on the 'Graphic Details: Confessional Comics By Jewish Women' exhibition at  WOW, The South Bank Centre


Recent Academic Awards

Rothschild Foundation Travel Grant (2017)

Artwork in Exhibitions

"Sarah Lightman Art and Film"

Mother Egg Review Gallery

"Lower East Side Walk Up"

POW!!! Jewish Comic Art And Influence

03 St. Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238.

"Half Full Half Empty", Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth curated by Ori Z. Soltes, Jerusalem Biennale  and Derfner Museum, NYC (January/February).

"The Reluctant Bride", The Inking Woman, The Cartoon Museum London (May-July 2017) (touring)

Forthcoming Talks

for a full list of previous talks please see here

"The Book of Sarah" (Keynote) British Jewish Contemporary Cultures: An International Conference, Bangor University, (March 26-27)

"Jewish Motherhood/Unmotherhood: Breastfeeding, IVF and The Holocaust", "Jewish Women and Comics Panel", European Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Krakow, Poland (July)

  "The Book of Sarah", (Keynote), (Self-)documentation and (Self) Constitution of Gendered Cultural Identities, Bochum, Germany (January 24 2019)

Recent publications/press

for a full list of publications please see here

Crossing The Void: The Constructive Wilderness that Is Post-Submission (February 2018)

International Auto/BiographyAssociation  New Scholars Network

"Love and Poison"

Jewish Renaissance (October 2017)

"Sarah Lightman/The Book of Sarah" in The Inking Woman (Myriad Editions) by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (March 2018)








The Book of Sarah

(Myriad Editions, April 2019)



‘Sarah Lightman is like the poster-child for a new kind of feminist activist— scholar, artist, curator, and cheerleader for comics that reveal and shape new forms of Jewish consciousness’

Ariel Kahn, Jewish Quarterly, Summer 2017





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© Sarah Lightman 2013