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      Thursday
      Sep202012

      Afghanistan Today and Tomorrow 

      This comic appeared at Truthout on September 20, 2012.

      By Paul Buhle, Tom Hayden, Ellis Rosen and Sam Marlow.

      Tom Hayden, close observer of US foreign policy since the early 1960s, offers his wisdom on Afghanistan, seen here through the artistry of two young comics creators and editor Paul Buhle, founder of the New Left journal RADICAL AMERICA.

      Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.

      Paul Buhle

      Paul Buhle, from Madison, Wisconsin, is retired from Brown University and produces nonfiction comics.

      Sam Marlow

      Sam Marlow was born and raised in New York City. He graduated in 2008 from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied 2D animation and comic book illustration. In 2009 he co-curated the volunteer show at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, entitled "Meanwhile... At 594 Broadway." In 2011, he collaborated with Ellis Rosen on a short story about Aaron Lansky and the recovery of Yiddish literature in the graphic novel "Yiddishkeit." From 2009 to 2012 he worked as an animator, editor and producer for an advertising company in Manhattan. Since then, he has been working to complete animated segments for a documentary about plant diversity, entitled "The Inheritance of Loss."

      Ellis Rosen

      Ellis J. Rosen is a contributor, along with Sam Marlow, to the Eisner-nominated graphic anthology "Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land," edited by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle. He has just completed work which will be seen in the forthcoming movie "Diving Normal," based on the award-winning play by Ashlin Halfnight. He has done several comic adaptations (with Marlow) of speeches by Tom Hayden. His satiric look at contemporary life, "The Shadow's Nose," as well as his other works, are available for your enjoyment at ellisrosen.com.

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