"Micol and David Ostow hilariously deliver insight into the small world of teen Jewish punk-rock bands in tones dripping with sarcasm and music snobbery. David’s comic-strip-style illustrations are true show-stoppers: amusing, ironic, and helpful, whether expanding on Ari’s school schedule or defining Jewish, musical, or “otherwise esoteric terms” in the
—Booklist (starred review)
"Ostow’s bildungsroman is also a witty study of Jewish day-school culture . . .
Ari's black-and-white "doodles," some of which are in graphic-novel form, are some of the funniest parts of the book. "
—School Library Journal (starred review)
"The pitch-perfect dialogue pairs seamlessly with David Ostow's black-and-white panels, which are dispersed throughout the text and pull the narrative threads together. Additional illustrations crop up in the text, introducing characters, places and moments of humor."
"So Punk Rock bristles with humor, witty dialogue, and edgy illustrations."
—School Library Journal's Curriculum Connections
Illustrated in graphic novel style at various points in the narrative, David Ostow's deadpan depictions of the kids, their families and their important moments is a perfect accompaniment to his sister's cheeky text.
"The well-written text is realistic and engaging, and is interspersed with cartoon panels that add to both atmosphere and storyline (and are laugh-out-loud funny)."
—Jewish Book Council
Praise for So Punk Rock (And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)
David on the interwebs
Check out Dave's Bushwick Open Studios 2017 show, Not Ok: Great Cartoons that Weren't Good Enough, as previewed in The New York TImes.
Here's a Daily Shouts piece Dave did, his New Yorker Debut!
Dave in the New York Times!
Check out this Winnie Flynn preview on Entertainment Weekly!
Here's a comic by Dave on McSweeney's.
A new take on motivational aphorisms as featured on Buzzfeed.
Check out Ephemera NYC's write up of Dave's work!
Dave's "Brooklyn Fixtures" series was featured on Brokelyn!
See David's take on New York City living as featured on Buzzfeed
Check out David's regular Huffington Post blog.