Jerusalem is a portrait of a family and of the city they both inhabit and encompass within their waking dream of life. A single portrait added to the immense gallery of portraits of a tiny, strategically and economically insignificant desert hamlet that has for two thousand years proven unparalleled in inspiring passions and dreams. A stubborn little slab of reality that nevertheless shimmers like a mirage before the eyes of both the mad and the sane, uniting them into a single brotherhood of dreamers, murderers and poets. A landscape that gazed upon at sunset turns a shepherd, mason, seamstress or cobbler into a gate-keeper of eternity.
Most powerful for investing a massive and complex issue with real human emotion...
Helping to set the standard for the relatively young literary art form that we know as the graphic novel.
-- Comics Grinder