There's a rule at Mike's Place: never, ever talk politics or religion. At this blues bar on the Tel Aviv beachfront, an international cast of characters mingles with the locals, and everyone is welcome to grab a beer and forget the conflict outside. At least, that's the story Jack and Joshua want to tell in their documentary.
But less than a month after they begin filming, Mike's Place is the target of a deadly suicide bombing. Jack, Joshua, and the Mike's Place family survive the only way they know how-by keeping the camera rolling.
Written by filmmakers Jack Baxter and Joshua Faudem and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Koren Shadmi, Mike's Place chronicles the true story of an infamous terrorist attack in painstaking detail. Rarely has the slow build to tragedy, and the rebirth that follows, been captured with such a compassionate and unflinching eye.
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About the Author
Jack Baxter is a filmmaker and freelance journalist from New York City. He and his wife Fran Strauss-Baxter co-produced the award-winning film "Blues by the Beach."
Joshua Faudem is an American-Israeli documentary filmmaker who has made many notable documentaries and television shows in Israel and Europe and is the director of the award-winning documentary "Blues by the Beach."
Koren Shadmi's graphic novels have been published in France, Italy, Spain, Israel, and the US. His work was selected for the Best American Comics 2009 anthology edited by Charles Burns and his illustrations have won several awards at the Society of Illustrators.
The graphic novel Mike's Place is their first collaboration.
Jack Baxter is a filmmaker and freelance journalist from New York City. He wrote, produced, and directed the controversial and critically acclaimed 1995 film Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X. He and his wife Fran Strauss-Baxter are the co-producers of the award-winning documentary Blues by the Beach.
Joshua Faudem is an American-Israeli documentary filmmaker who studied at the prestigious film program at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He has filmed, produced, and directed notable documentaries and television shows in Israel, Europe, and North America. He is the director of the award-winning documentary Blues by the Beach.
Koren Shadmi is an illustrator and cartoonist whose graphic novels have been published in France, Italy, Spain, Israel, and the US. His illustrations have won several awards from the Society of Illustrators, and Charles Burns selected his work for The Best American Comics 2009 anthology.