Art by Ken Krimstein
Page from ‘The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt’Art by Ken Krimstein
Navigate to News section

Tuesday Comics at The Scroll: ‘The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt’

An excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel ‘The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt’ examines the early life of one of the 20th century’s most influential philosophers

by
Ken Krimstein
September 04, 2018
Art by Ken Krimstein
Page from 'The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt'Art by Ken Krimstein

For today’s Tuesday comics feature, The Scroll presents an excerpt from “The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt—A Tyranny of Truth” is a comics/biography of the German-born political thinker. Through words and pictures it shows how the events of her life shaped her thinking, and how many of her insights about living in what she called “dark times” still have much to teach us. The book is coming out September 25, and is published by Bloomsbury in the U.S. and the U.K, as well as being published in France, Italy, Spain, and Korea.

If you’re an artist or illustrator interested in having your work featured, send us a note at [email protected] with samples or links to your work.

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt



Ken Krimstein is a writer, cartoonist, and, for lack of a better term, a “historian/comics artist.” His cartoons have appeared inThe New Yorker, Narrative Magazine and his writing and reviews have been published in Mcsweeney’s, the Rumpus and others. He also teaches in The College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago. Throws left. Bats left.

Support Our Journalism Today

The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.

Help us do what we do.