September 2016

Events: Goucher Collage Baltimore / Goethe Institut Washington D.C.

I'm very happy to be invited to the USA to meet some of my american readers this month.

 

On september 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. I will read from my graphic-novels The other side of the wall at Goucher Collage in Baltimore where I will also hold a comic-workshop and on september 15, 2016 I will read again from my book at the Goethe Institut in Washington D.C. starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

More information can be found here and here.

 

September 13, 6 p.m.

Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Rd

Baltimore, MD 21204,

USA

 

September 15, 6:30 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Washington DC

1990 K St. NW, Suite 03
Washington, DC 20006

USA

 

 

 

Publication: "GEOlino Zeitreise #1"

 

For the first issue of the new children's history magazine "GEOlino Zeitreise" I drew the first episode of comics about the adventures of Lina and Tom – two children from the year 2064 that travel through time and space. This time they take a time travel vacation in ancient egypt to witness the builing of the Pyramid of Djoser. But things don't go as planned!

 

"GEOlino Zeitreise #1"

EUR 5,95

84 Pages

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

I'm very sad to announce that after more than four wonderful years the weekly german newspaper Der Freitag canceled my comicstrip "Vita Obscura". The comic above is an unrealesed internet exclusiv about the shady rainmaker Charles Hatfield.

 

It was a great time and I would like to thank all my dedicated readers. You can  still get a collection of the episodes of the first three years in my book Vita Obscura.

 

But I'm certain "Vita Obscura" will return some day in one way or another!

 

 

August 2016

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On august 19, 2016 you will find the newest episode of my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. This time it will tell you about the legendary american master tailor Martin Greenfield.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

July 2016

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On july 29, 2016 you will find the latest episode of my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. This time it will tell you about a young man that burned down the Temple of Artemis in 356 BC.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On july 1, 2016 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 life of Abram Petrovich Gannibal.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

June 2016

Publication: "GEOmini Entdeckerheft #2"

For the second issue of the children magazine "GEOmini Entdeckerheft" I made several illustrations about the history between mankind and horses.

 

"GEOmini Entdeckerheft #2"

EUR 4,95

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On june 10, 2016 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 amazing badass Nellie Bly"Fight the power!".

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

May 2016

Event: Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2016

From may 27 to may 29 I will be at the "Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2016" and sign my graphic-novels at the booth of the avant-verlag (booth 54; hall B)

 

On may 28 at 4:00 p.m. I will lecture about Rodolphe Töpffer and his work and on may 29 at 11 a.m. I will read from my comic about the life of Erika Fuch, that I made for the permanent exhibition at the Erika-Fuchs-Museum in Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale.

 

You can find more informations here and here.

 

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

 

 

"Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2016"

Kongresszentrum Heinrich-Lades-Halle

Rathausplatz 1

91052 Erlangen

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On may 13, 2016 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 secret life of british surgeon James Barry.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

April 2016

Award: Independent Publisher Book Awards

I'm very happy to announce that the american edition of my graphic-novel drüben! released under the english title The Other Side of the Wall has won a silver medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, category: Multicultural/Young Adult.

 

"The Other Side of the Wall"

$ 29,32 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1-4677-5840-6

$ 9,99 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-4677-6028-7

112 Pages, Lerner Publishing

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On april 22, 2016 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 appearance of the mysterious princess Caraboo.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

Interview: Raymond Pettibon

© Raymond Pettibon
© Raymond Pettibon

 

 

For the german radio show "Lesart" at Deutschlandradio Kultur I visited the big Raymond Pettibon exhibition in Hamburg.

 

Looking at his work trough the eyes of a comic artist I discussed if Pettibon might be a closeted comic artist.

 

You can listen to the discussion right here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork: "Galerie Laqua"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news for all lovers of original comic artwork: You can now buy original drawings from my graphic novels Packeis and Vita Obscura at Galerie Laqua.

 

You can find my pictures right here (Packeis) and here (Vita Obscura).

 

 

 

March 2016

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On march 25, 2016 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 sad life of swiss entrepreneur Johann August Sutter.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

Publication & Exhibition: "Rodolphe Töpffer: Die Liebesabenteuer des Monsieur Vieux Bois"

 

I am very happy to announce that I edited and designed the first publication of Rodolphe Töpffers comics in germany in the last 50 years named "Rodolphe Töpffer: Die Liebesabenteuer des Monsieur Vieux Bois". The swiss artist Rodolphe Töpffers is considered by many to be the first mordern comic artist with his first comic drawn in 1827.

The new book includes a comprehensive foreword by myself and three of my favorit stories of his: "Les Amours de monsieur Vieux Bois", "Monsieur Pencil" and "Histoire de monsieur Cryptogame".

 

Rodolphe Töpffer: "Die Liebesabenteuer des Monsieur Vieux Bois und andere Geschichten"

Edited by Simon Schwartz

ISBN: 978-3945034286

280 Pages

EUR 39,95 (hardcover with linen back)

Publisher: avant-verlag

 

The book will be accompanied by an exhibition at the Wilhelm-Busch-Geburtshaus in Wiedensahl from march 13 till august 28, 2016. I will lecture about Töpffer and his work at the opening on march 13, 2016 at 11 a.m.

 

Wilhelm-Busch-Geburtshaus

Hauptstraße 68a

31719 Wiedensahl

 

And on march 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. I will also talk about Töpffer and the new book at the "Leseinsel der jungen Verlage" (hall 4.1) of the Leipziger Buchmesse.

 

Leipziger Buchmesse

Leseinsel der jungen Verlage (hall 5)

Messe-Allee 1

04356 Leipzig

 

 

Publication: "Mosaik Sammelband #83 - #85"

A nice trip down memory lane:

14 years ago I worked for the tradition-steeped monthly german comic book magazine Mosaik. Now the old issues of that period got reprinted in a collectors edition. There you can find some of my early works and some never before printed sketches of mine.

Mosaik Sammelband #83
Mosaik Sammelband #84
Mosaik Sammelband #85

Paperback: EUR 13,30
Publisher: Mosaik-Verlag

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On march 4, 2016 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 crazy life of con artist Ferdinand Waldo Demara.

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

February 2016

Museum: Angermuseum Erfurt

Cube at "Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Andreasstraße" / Handover with curator Cornelia Nowak (Angermuseum)
Cube at "Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Andreasstraße" / Handover with curator Cornelia Nowak (Angermuseum)

 

In 2012 I created a 7 by 40 meter long picture with scenes from the peaceful revolution in former East-Germany for the memorial place Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Andreasstraße which is located in a former Stasi prison in Erfurt. The Panorama was printed on huge glass plates which were installed on a big cube.

 

Now I handed over all my original drawings for the cube to the collection of the renowned Angermuseum in Erfurt. In the future the museum plans to exhibit all 45 single drawings.

 

Angermuseum

Anger 18

99084 Erfurt


 

 

Reading: "Feinkost Lampe"

On february 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. I will read from my graphic-novels Packeis at the club Feinkost Lampe in Hannover.

You can get more information right here.

 

Feinkost Lampe

Verein für Raumklangpflege e.V.

Eleonorenstraße 18

30449 Hannover

 

www.feinkostlampe.de

 

 

Publication: "GEOlino"

 

For the new issue of the children magazine GEOlino I made three double page illustrations about the mysterious sighting of a white whale in the german Rhine River in 1966.

 

"GEOlino #02/2016"

EUR 3,80

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Publication: "GEOmini"

 

For the new issue of the children magazine GEOmini I made a double page riddle. Can you help the little inuit find his way back home? And how many fish are in the sea? And do you see the snow hare? 

 

"GEOmini #02/2016"

EUR 3,40

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On february 5, 2016 you will find the latest episode of my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. This time it will tell you about Gabrielle d'Estrées and the unknown crime story behinde the famouse painting "Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses sœurs".

 

You can also still get a collection of all previous episodes in my book Vita Obscura.

 

 

 

January 2016

Event: "43e Festival de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême"

From janaury 28-31, 2016 I will be at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême signing the french edition of my book Vita Obscura at the booth of my french publisher Ici Même.

 

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême

71 Rue Hergé,

16000 Angoulême

France

 

Booth: Ici Même

 

www.bdangouleme.com

 

 

TV: "Arte-Journal"

 

The french-german tv station Arte made a very nice five-part documentary about me and my work for their tv-show "Arte-Journal".

 

You can watch all five episodes right here in german and in french.

 

 

 

 

Vita Obscura (avant-verlag, 2014)


Packeis (avant-verlag, 2012)


drüben! (avant-verlag, 2009)


Rodolphe Töpffer (avant-verlag, 2016)