“A Visit to Moscow” by Anna Olswanger of Fair Lawn has been nominated for a 2023 Will Eisner comic industry award; the category is best adaptation from another medium. The graphic novel, published by the West Margin Press imprint of Turner Publishing as an adult/young adult crossover, is set in the Soviet Union. It’s illustrated by award-winning artist and Ukraine native Yevgenia Nayberg.
“A Visit to Moscow” fictionalizes an actual trip to the Soviet Union that Rabbi Rafael Grossman, who used to live in Fort Lee and Englewood, made in 1965. Rabbi Grossman died in Jerusalem in 2018.
The Jewish Standard reviewed the book in its May 11, 2022 issue, at Jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/a-visit-to-moscow/