September 2014

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On september 12, 2014 you will find a new episode of comicstrip "Blutige Kohle" ("Bloody Coal") in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag

 

In 12 episodes the comicstrip tells the events that led to the horrible West Virginia Coal Wars that ended with the Battle of Blair Mountain and the first military intervention of the United States Air Force.

 

 

 

 

August 2014

TV: NDR

 

The german tv-station NDR made a very nice feature story about me and my new book Vita Obscura.

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On august 15, 2014 you will find a new episode of comicstrip "Blutige Kohle" ("Bloody Coal") in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag

 

In 12 episodes the comicstrip tells the events that led to the horrible West Virginia Coal Wars that ended with the Battle of Blair Mountain and the first military intervention of the United States Air Force.

 

 

 

 

Publication: "GEOlino extra # 47"

 

For the new issue of the magazine "GEOlino Extra" I made two double paged illustrations about ship's cats and their contributions during World War II.

 

"GEOlino Extra # 47: Katzen"

EUR 6,50

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Publication: 빙벽

I'm very happy to announce that the south korean Booksea Publishing Company has released my graphic-novel Packeis under the korean title 빙벽.

 

 

"빙벽"

₩ 12,900

Softcover: 176 Pages

ISBN: 978-89-7483-660-3

Publisher: Booksea Publishing Company

 

 

 

 

 

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

On august 10, 2014 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung will include a new illustration of mine about students that attend career centers at their university.

 

July 2014

Publication: "Krickel-Krakel-Minispaß"

This summer the Friedrich-Oetinger-Verlag is going to release four new children's books of mine named Krickel-Krakel-Minispaß. Again I created those books together with a group of other illustrators called the Krickelkrakels.

 

"Krickel-Krakel-Minispaß: Richtig dicke Freunde Bilder zum Weitermalen"

EUR 3,99

Hardcover: 48 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-7891-7821-4

Publisher: Friedrich-Oetinger-Verlag

 

"Krickel-Krakel-Minispaß: So viele Tiere!  Bilder zum Weitermalen"

EUR 3,99

Hardcover: 48 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-7891-7822-1

Publisher: Friedrich-Oetinger-Verlag

 

"Krickel-Krakel-Minispaß: Prinzessin gesucht Bilder zum Weitermalen"

EUR 3,99

Hardcover: 48 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-7891-7823-8

Publisher: Friedrich-Oetinger-Verlag

 

"Krickel-Krakel-Minispaß: Achtung, Monster! Bilder zum Weitermalen"

EUR 3,99

Hardcover: 48 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-7891-7824-5

Publisher: Friedrich-Oetinger-Verlag

 

 

 

Merchandise: "Krickel Krakel"

 

Additionally to the very successful Krickelkrakel children's book series the Friedrich-Oetinger-Verlag is again releasing a lot of brand new merchandise for children. The new products  include pens, puzzles, books, games and much more. For more information about all old and new the products look here.

 

• Krickel-Krakel Girlande

• Krickel-Krakel Minilocher "Tiere"

• Krickel-Krakel Stoffmalset

• Krickel-Krakel Konturenschere

• Krickel-Krakel Knüpfbilder

• Krickel-Krakel Puschelbilder

• Krickel-Krakel Schreibset

• Krickel-Krakel Schablonen

• Krickel-Krakel Stempel Fuchs

• Krickel-Krakel Stempel Bär

• Krickel-Krakel Stempel Eule

• Krickel-Krakel Bemalbare Geschenktüten

• Krickel-Krakel Krickelkarten

 

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On july 11, 2014 starts a brand new comicstrip of my named "Blutige Kohle" ("Bloody Coal") in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag

 

It will tell you about the events that led to the horrible West Virginia Coal Wars that ended with the Battle of Blair Mountain and the first military intervention of the United States Air Force.

 

The comicstrip will tell the events in 13 monthly episodes from which all episodes except for the first one are told from the point of view of one of the historic participants – from union man Louis Tikas to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

 

 

 

June 2014

Event: Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2014

 

From june 20 to june 22 I will be at the "Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2014" and sign my graphic-novels at the booth of the avant-verlag (booth 55; hall B)

 

On june 21 at 4:30 p.m. I will take part in a panel discussion about the newly founded Erika-Fuchs-Museum for which I made a very complex comic about Erika Fuch's life. More information right here.

 

The same day I will lecture about my new graphic-novel Vita Obscura as part of a marathon lecture from 5:30 p.m. till 7 p.m. More information right here.

 

I'm very exited to meet some of my readers at the festival!

 

"Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2014"

Kongresszentrum Heinrich-Lades-Halle

Rathausplatz 1

91052 Erlangen

 

 

Radio: D-Radio Wissen – Dein Sonntag

On june 15, 2014 you can hear me live for one hour on Deutschlandradio Wissen. On the show "Dein Sonntag" I will talk with moderator Daniela Tepper from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. about my books and projects, play some music and have a nice sunday breakfast.

 

You can re-listen the interview right here.

 

 

 

Lecture: Arne-Jacobsen-Foyer, Hannover

On june 11, 2014 at 8 p.m. I will lecture about my graphic-novels Packeis and Vita Obscura at the Arne-Jacobsen-Foyer in Hannover. The event is part of the 5. KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen. You can get more information right here.

 

5. KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen

Herrenhäuser Gärten

Arne-Jacobsen-Foyer

Herrenhäuser Straße 4

30419 Hannover

 

 

Award Nomination: Goldener Comicgartenzwerg 2014

I'm happy to announce that my new book Vita Obscura got nominated for the Goldenen Comicgartenzwerg 2014. The award-ceremony will  take place on september 6 as part of the Comicgarten Leipzig. More informations can be found right here.

 

 

 

 

 

May 2014

Exhibition: Vater & Sohn

 

On may 30, 2014 will show some of the artwork from my new book Vita Obscura together with my father Gert Schwartz who will show some of his abstract drawings at the Galerie ICON Berlin. The exhibition is named "Vater & Sohn" and will not only show the artistic dialogue in our family but also explore the spectrum between graphic novels and informalism. The exhibition starts at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion moderated by curator Petra Lutz and a lecture from Vita Obscura.

 

Galerie ICON Berlin

Veteranenstraße 22

10119 Berlin

www.galerie-icon.de

Start: 7:00 p.m.

 

 

TV: Kultur.21

 

The "Deutsche Welle" made a very nice feature story about me and my work for their tv-show Kultur.21.

 

 

Signing: COMIX Comicbuchhandlung

On may 8, 2014 I will be in Hannover, signing my books at the comicstore COMIX Comicbuchhandlung from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

COMIX Comicbuchhandlung

Goseriede 10

30159 Hannover

www.comix-hannover.de

 

 

April 2014

Lecture & Signing: Strips & Stories

On april 26, 2014 I will be lecturing from my new book Vita Obscura at the great comicstore Strips & Stories in Hamburg. It starts at 7 p.m. Come by and see!

 

 

 

Strips & Stories

Seilerstraße 40

20359 Hamburg

www.strips-stories.de

 

 

Signing: T3 – Terminal Entertainment

On april 25, 2014 I will be in Frankfurt am Main, signing my books at the comicstore T3 – Terminal Entertainment from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact the store for your personal time slot. Hope to see you!

 

T3 – Terminal Entertainment

Große Eschenheimer Straße 41a

60313 Frankfurt am Main

www.t3ffm.de

 

 

 

Publication: "Le Monde diplomatique: Comics zur Lage der Welt"

 

In 2013 the german edition of Le Monde diplomatique which is accompanying the Tageszeitung that day included a fullpage comic of mine. that told a very personal story about the sketchbook my great-grandfather had during the second world war. 

This story is now reprinted in a collection named "Le Monde diplomatique: Comics zur Lage der Welt".

 

"Le Monde diplomatique: Comics zur Lage der Welt"

EUR 29,00

Hardcover: 64 Pages

ISBN: 978-3943143898

Publisher: Reprodukt 

 

 

 

Publication: "GEOlino extra #45"

For the new issue of the magazine "GEOlino Extra" I made a double paged illustrations about the FIFA World Cup bids work and the whole circus around it.

 

"GEOlino Extra # 45: Fußball"

EUR 6,50

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

March 2014

Lecture: "Museen für Kunst und Gewerbe"

On march 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. I will lecture about my new graphic-novel Vita Obscura the Museen für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. The event is part of the exhibition COMICLEBEN_COMICLIFE that also shows some of my work.

 

Museen für Kunst und Gewerbe

Steintorplatz

20099 Hamburg

www.mkg-hamburg.de

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture: "16. Erfurter Kinderbuchtage"

On march 24, 2014 at 4 p.m. I will lecture about my graphic-novels Vita Obscura & Packeis at the 16. Erfurter Kinderbuchtage in Erfurt. The lecutre will take place at the Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Andreasstraße in Erfurt. 

 

Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Andreasstraße

Andreasstraße 37a

99084 Erfurt

 

 

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

On march 23, 2014 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung will include new illustration of mine about parents that think they have intellectual gifted children.

 

 

 

Event: "Leipziger Buchmesse"

From march 14-15 I will be signing my new graphic novel Vita Obscura at the "Leipziger Buchmesse" at the booth of my publisher avant-verlag (hall 5, booth D108).

 

On march 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. I will lecture from my new book at the Leseinsel der Jungen Verlage (hall 5).

 

Leipziger Buchmesse

Messe-Allee 1

04356 Leipzig

 

 

 

Publication: "Vita Obscura"

I'm very happy to announce that my german publisher avant-verlag just released my new book "Vita Obscura". The book includes all my comicstrips of the same name plus previously unreleased material.

Th comicstrips tells more than thirty strange and touching but always true historical biographies.

 

I'm very satisfied with the final product. It looks good, feels great and smells amazing!

 

More information can be found right here.

 

"Vita Obscura"

EUR 19,95

Hardcover: 72 Pages

ISBN: 978-3939080947

Publisher: avant-verlag

February 2014

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On february 28, 2014 you will find the latest episode of my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. This time it will tell you about the strange accidents that Wilmer McLean experienced during the american civil war in the style of an old paper theater.

 

 

 

Publication: "Die Zeit"

 

On february 27, 2014 you will find several new illustrations of mine about the bilateral investment treaty in the weekly newspaper Die Zeit.

 

 

 

Exhibition: "Streich auf Streich – 150 Jahre Max und Moritz"

From feburary 16, 2014 till april 27, 2014 the Wilhelm Busch Museum in Hannover will show an exhibition named "Streich auf Streich – 150 Jahre Max und Moritz. Deutschsprachige Comics von Wilhelm Busch bis heute"  that will show almost 100 german comic artitist from 1864 till today. I am very honored that original artwork from my graphic novel Packeis will be  part of the exhibition.

The exhibition will later travel to the Stadtmuseum Erlangen (june 1, 2014 - august 17, 2015) and the Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen (september 14, 2014 - january 11, 2015).

An exhibition catalog will be released.

 

"Streich auf Streich – 150 Jahre Max und Moritz. Deutschsprachige Comics von Wilhelm Busch bis heute"  

Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst

Georgengarten 30167

Hannover

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture & Signing: "transfer. bücher und medien."

On february 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. I will lecture about my graphic-novel Packeis at the bookstore transfer in Dortmund.

 

transfer.

bücher und medien.

An der Schlanken Mathilde 3

44263 Dortmund

 

 

 

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

On february 2, 2014 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung will include new illustration of mine about community problems with town cleaning.

 

 

 

Event: "Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême"

 

From february 1-2, 2014 I will be at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême signing my books Dans les glaces and De l'autre côté at the booth of my french publisher Éditions Sarbacane.

 

Signing Dates:

 

February 1, 2014:

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

(Le Nouveau Monde / Place New-York / Stand N37)

 

February 2, 2014:

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Le Nouveau Monde / Place New-York / Stand N37)

 

 

 

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême

71 Rue Hergé,

16000 Angoulême

France

 

www.bdangouleme.com

January 2014

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On january 31, 2014 you will find the newest episode of my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. This time it will tell you the amzing story of about James Holman and his very special travel autobiographies.

 

 

 

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

Happy New Year!

On january 5, 2014 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung will include a big double page illustration of mine for a very tricky new year's quiz. Enjoy!

 

 

"Vita Obscura" (avant-verlag), 2014
"Vita Obscura" (avant-verlag), 2014
"Packeis" (avant-verlag), 2012
"Packeis" (avant-verlag), 2012
"drüben!" (avant-verlag), 2009
"drüben!" (avant-verlag), 2009