September 2017

Exhibition: "Deutscher Bundestag"

© Deutscher Bundestag
© Deutscher Bundestag

 

I am very honored to announce, that today the president of the german parliament Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert opend an exhibition of mine at the german parliament the Bundestag.

The exhibition named „Das Parlament“ shows 20 comic biographies about german politicians from the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848 up to the seizure of control by the Nazis in 1933.

The project is a contract labor for the art council of the german parliament.

 

My works can be seen from september 5, 2017 till november 30, 2017. A second part about german politicians from 1933 till 1990 and a book are in preparation.

 

This is a tremendous honor for me as an artist, but also for german comics in general!

 

More information can be found here and here.

You can also download the official flyer right here.

 

August 2017

Event: "George Mason University"

 

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

 

On august 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. I will read from my graphic-novels The other side of the wall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I will also speak about my work process and sign books. More information can be found here.

 

George Mason University

Harris Theater

4400 University Dr

Fairfax, VA 22030

USA

 

 

Publication: "FAZ Woche"

 

On august 25, 2017 you can find a full page illustration of mine in the weekly political magazin FAZ Woche about Germany's infrastructural problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2017

Publication: "GEOlino Zeitreise #3"

 

For the new issue of the children's history magazine "GEOlino Zeitreise" I drew a new  comic about the adventures of Lina and Tom – two children from the year 2064 that travel through time and space.

This time they go to ancient rome to fight cilician pirates. Har Har!

 

"GEOlino Zeitreise #3"

EUR 5,95

84 Pages

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Event: "Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf"

 

On july 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. I will take part in a panel discussion with germanist Nina Mahrt and journalist Andreas Platthaus about comics at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

 

You can get more information about the event right here.

 

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Universitätsstraße 1

40225 Düsseldorf 

 

 

June 2017

Event: "6. Hamburger Graphic Novel Tage"

 

On june 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. I will take part in a panel discussion with comic artist Zeina Abirached and journalist Andreas Platthaus about political comics at the Literaturhaus Hamburg as part of the "6. Hamburger Graphic Novel Tage".

 

You can get more information about the event right here.

 

 

Literaturhaus Hamburg

Schwanenwik 38

22087 Hamburg

 

entrance fee: 12,-€

 

 

 

April 2017

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

For the easter issue of the weekly german newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on  april 16, 2017 I made a full page cover-illustration. It's full of bunnies, easter eggs and strange flight devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2017

Upcoming Publication: "IKON"

 For almost five years I've been working on my upcoming new graphic novel "IKON". The book will be released in spring 2018 and tell the true story of russian artist and religious leader Gleb Botkin. Till it's release I will post sketches, drawings and much more on a special blog:

 

www.IKON-Comic.com

 

Also check out Facebook and Instagram for more information.

 

 

Als die russische Zarenfamilie am 17. Juli 1918 in einem Keller brutal ermordet wird, verliert Gleb Botkin nicht nur seinen Glauben, sondern auch seine große Liebe – die Zarentochter Anastasia.

 

In seiner lang erwarteten neuen Graphic Novel IKON erzählt der preisgekrönte Comickünstler Simon Schwartz die wahre Geschichte des Russen Gleb Botkin. Als Sohn des Leibarztes seiner Majestät wächst Botkin zusammen mit den Kindern des Zaren am Hof in St. Petersburg auf. Doch die unbeschwerte Kindheit und seine aufkeimenden Gefühle für die jüngste Zarentochter Anastasia werden durch den Ausbruch der Oktoberrevolution jäh und blutig beendet.

Viele Jahre später im amerikanischen Exil trifft der spirituell entwurzelte Ikonenmaler und Kultist Botkin eine psychisch kranke Frau, die vorgibt, seine verlorene Anastasia zu sein und Anspruch auf den russischen Thron erhebt. Botkin, der sein ganzes Seelenheil auf diese tragische Gestalt projiziert, verliert erneut den Halt und verschreibt sich mit Leib und Seele seiner wiedergefundenen Ikone.

Simon Schwartz’ neue Graphic Novel IKON ist eine enigmatische Erzählung über Verlust, Projektion und die Liebe zweier verlorener Seelen, die von der Brutalität des 20. Jahrhunderts gezeichnet wurden.

 

„Eine Doppelbiografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, die an Kuriosität ihresgleichen sucht. Meisterhaft gezeichnet und intelligent erzählt von Simon Schwartz.“

Thomas von Steinaecker

(Autor von u.a. „Die Verteidigung des Paradieses“, S. Fischer)

 

 

 

 

Publication: "GEOlino Zeitreise #2"

 

For the second issue of the new children's history magazine "GEOlino Zeitreise" I drew a new  comic about the adventures of Lina and Tom – two children from the year 2064 that travel through time and space.

This time they go to the Weimar Republic to witness the rise of the Nazis. In several articles the magazine explains children Nazi Germany, World War II and the Holocaust. Not an easy task!

 

"GEOlino Zeitreise #2"

EUR 5,95

84 Pages

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

February 2017

Publication: "Die ZEIT"

 

 

On february 16, 2017 you can find a full-page comic of mine entitled "Der Weg in den Holocaust" (engl. "The way to the holocaust") in the weekly german newspaper Die ZEIT.

It tells many of the horrific ways german jews were already discriminated, persecuted and murdered by the nazis from 1933 up to the infamous Wannsee Conference on january 20, 1942.

 

January 2017

Publication: "FAZ Woche #55"

 

On january 13, 2017 you can find two illustrations of mine about the life of Yazidi women that fled from iraq to germany in the weekly political magazin FAZ Woche .

 

 

Publication: "FAZ Woche #54"

 

On january 6, 2017 you can find several illustrations of mine in the weekly political magazin FAZ Woche about future technology trends that will infact our life in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

On january 1, 2017 you can find many illustrations of mine about invasive species that now live in germany in the weekly newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming events

October 27, 2017

Reading at "Strips and Stories", Hamburg, Germany.

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October 8, 2017

Signing at "Comicfestival Hamburg", Hamburg, Germany.

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September 5, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Exhibition at "Deutscher Bundestag", Berlin, Germany.

More information

 

August 31, 2017

Reading at "George Mason University", Fairfax, USA.

More information

IKON

(Coming Soon: Spring 2018)

 

Vita Obscura

(avant-verlag, 2014)

 

Packeis

(avant-verlag, 2012)

 

drüben!

(avant-verlag, 2009)

 

Rodolphe Töpffer:

"Die Liebesabenteuer des

Monsieur Vieux Bois"

(avant-verlag, 2016)