Arts & Culture

Jewcy: Cartoonist Gerardo Blumenkrantz

The best cartoonists, political or otherwise, can powerfully shape opinion with an unpredicatable employment of both levity and darkness — sometimes all at once in a singular image. With cartoonists like Pat Oliphant or Tom Toles, you can never be … Read More

By / December 23, 2008

The best cartoonists, political or otherwise, can powerfully shape opinion with an unpredicatable employment of both levity and darkness — sometimes all at once in a singular image. With cartoonists like Pat Oliphant or Tom Toles, you can never be sure whether they’ll tickle or smack you across the face.

When it comes to tickling and smacking specifically the Jewish world, I’ve recently discovered Gerardo Blumenkrantz, whose talents are reminscent of our own Eli Valley. He’s one to watch.

For a little taste of Mr. Blumenkrantz’s work, a light and sweet Brooklyn Chanukah card followed by a couple of dark jabs:

Chanukah Wishes from Brooklyn

Gerardo Blumenkranz Last Chanukah Card

Gerardo Blumenkrantz Jews for Jesus card