Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Jew in the Communist Prague

A Jew in Communist Prague is the title of a series of graphic novels created by Vittorio Giardino. They feature the main character Jonas Fink. They are published in the United States by NBM.
The third volume, Rebellion, won the 1999 Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material. Giardino was born in Bologna - Italy, where he graduated in electrical engineering in 1969. At the age of 30, he decided to leave his job and devote himself to comics. Two years later his first short story, "Pax Romana", was published in La Città Futura, a weekly magazine published by the Italian Communist Youth Federation and edited by Luigi Bernardi. In 1991 Giardino created a new character, Jonas Fink for the Il Grifo magazine. 
Jonas is a young Jew in 1950's Prague whose father is arrested by the communist police. He and his mother have to cope with the discrimination and oppression of Joseph Stalin's regime. The book, collected as A Jew in Communist Prague, won the Angoulème Alfred prize for best foreign work in 1995 as well as a Harvey Award at San Diego in 1999. Giardino detailed art style recalls the French ligne claire, while his writing owes to hard boiled and spy story authors like Dashiell Hammett and John le Carré.


A Jew in the Communist Prague 1 - Loss of Innocence.cbz | 31.1 MB | LINK:
A Jew in the Communist Prague 2 - Adolescence.cbz | 29.4 MB | LINK:
A Jew in the Communist Prague 3 - Rebellion.cbr | 55.3 MB | LINK:


Jonas Fink V1 #1 (of 2) (1994).pdf | 27.1 MB | LINK:
Jonas Fink V2 #2 (of 2) (1997).pdf | 52.0 MB | LINK:


Jonas Fink - Band 1 - Eine Jugend in Prag (Salleck).cbr | 154MB | LINK:
Jonas Fink - Band 2 - Lehrjahre (Salleck).cbr | 150MB | LINK:
Jonas Fink - Band 3 - Verdachtsmomente (Salleck).cbr | 168MB | LINK:


  1. Jonas Fink - Band 1 - Eine Jugend in Prag (Salleck).cbr | 154MB | LINK: is no longer available. Please help re-up

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  2. All of the links worked for me. Thanks very much!