Miriam Katin




Born in 1942 in Budapest, Miriam Katin emigrated to Israel in 1956. She was apprenticing  as a commercial artist, drawing all the time with great passion.

She was serving in the IDF as a graphic artist. From 1963 she lived in New York, married and raising two boys. In 1981 her family moved to Israel where she worked in Ein Gedi Films and learned background design for animated movies. From 1990, again in New York Miriam Katin worked in animation for Nickelodeon, MTV and Disney. In 2001she published her first comic and received great encouragement. “We Are On Our Own” ( 2006), Katin’s first graphic novel is the story of her family’s survival during WW2. It was well received and translated to five languages. French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Korean and currently into Polish. She was awarded the Inkpot Award in the San Diego Comic Con International and the Grand Prix de la Critique in Paris.

Her graphic novel was also included in the Best American Comics 2007 of the Houghton Mifflin Company. Originals were exhibited in the Jewish Museums of Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt,  Berlin and Tel Aviv. “Letting It Go,” Katin’s second book  (2013) is about the author’s difficulty to accept her younger son’s decision to live in Berlin. The artist’s work is currently included in a traveling exhibit ” Confessional Comics by Jewish Women”.