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.
I'm very exited to meet some of my readers at the festival!
"Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2016"
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)
$ 9,99 (paperback)
112 Pages, Lerner Publishing
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
EUR 39,95 (hardcover with linen back)
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.
Leseinsel der jungen Verlage (hall 5)
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
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.
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?
Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG
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.
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,
Booth: Ici Même