Joe Bonham Project

A Talk with Jess Ruliffson

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The Drawing Center | 35 Wooster Street

Jess Ruliffson is a Brooklyn-based comics journalist currently working on her first graphic novel. In this presentation and comic reading, Ruliffson will discuss her work with the Joe Bonham Project, where she and several artists visited wounded veterans at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, drawing and documenting their stories to cultivate a better understanding of the impact of war on this generation.

The Joe Bonham Project was founded in 2010 by Michael D. Fay, a combat artist and former Marine, along with several other artists, in an effort to catalog veterans' experiences as part of the public record. Ruliffson has taken these veterans' narratives, along with other service members' stories, and serialized them in comic book form.