JB is available for illustration and comics commissions, workshops related to comics, zines, zine-making, as well as for talks and other programming related to gender and visual studies.
Solomon JB Brager is a cartoonist and writer living in Lenapehoking, New York. They hold a PhD from Rutgers University in Women’s and Gender Studies, and a B.A. in American Studies with a certificate in LGBT Studies from The University of Maryland College Park. They have taught history and interdisciplinary humanities at Fieldston Upper School and have taught as an adjunct at Ithaca College, Northwestern University, and Rutgers University. They have held fellowships with the Auschwitz Jewish Center as well as the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis and held a comics residency at Tin House. Their research is concerned with the circulation of politics and identity in new media and digital spaces, and how historical memory is interpreted and used in public life. They are a founding editor of Pinko Magazine and publisher of the Doykeit zine series. Their comics and research have appeared in The Nib, Jewish Currents, and World War 3 Illustrated, the International Journal of Communication, The Holocaust in History and Memory, Pinko Magazine, Refract Journal, and The New Inquiry, among other publications. Their first monograph, the graphic nonfiction work Heavyweight, is forthcoming from William Morrow.