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Heart of the City feature to run encore storyline in November

Mark Tatulli’s Heat of the City will run an encore of a 2002 storyline to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Kristallnacht, or “the night of broken glass,” refers to the terrifying sequence of events throughout Germany and parts of Austria on Nov. 9-10, 1938 as 8,000 Jewish villages, homes and businesses were swarmed and destroyed by civilians and Nazis with sledgehammers, leaving the streets covered in shattered glass. The pogrom left countless Jews beaten to death, 30,000 Jewish men shipped off to concentration camps and 1,668 synagogues ransacked or destroyed by fire.

The storyline involves the character Heart who interviews a Mr. Leo Nussbaum for a school project who relates his experience during Kristallnacht and his escape from Nazi oppression. The feature struck a chord with many readers when it first debuted in 2002. It will run beginning Monday, November 5th through the 17th.

November also marks the ninth anniversary of Mark’s Heart of the City feature.

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
October/30/2007
@ 6:35 am

I actually read this storyline when it originally ran.

I thought it was well done. One of the best things drawn by Mark Tatulli.

#2 Dave K.
October/30/2007
@ 10:14 am

I agree with Charles. I also find that Heart is one of the most understated cartoons available. Cute but realistic characters (I see my inner Nerd in Dean!), good storylines. Nice counter to the amazing Lio!

#3 Chris H.
October/30/2007
@ 3:42 pm

I am a big fan of “Lio,” but “Heart of the City” is so underrated. Ironically, “Heart” is the one that runs in my paper, not “Lio.”

My favorite strips in “Heart” are the extended storylines…often reading them all together at the end of the story arc is a tour de force. (Dean searching for Chris Matthews comes to mind, as does the fruit bat story.) Dean, of course, is my favorite character, but one thing that makes “Heart” so great is the vibrant characters.

I haven’t seen the Kristallnacht memorial so I will look forward to it. Sounds as if it was done tastefully and with the excellence that Mark always has in his work.

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