October 2019

Publication: FAZ Magazin

 

On October 12, 2019, you can read a new episode of my comicstrip Vita Obscura in the FAZ Magazine. This time it is about the mysterious jazz legend Buddy Bolden.

 

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

 

September 2019

Exhibition: "Landesmuseum Hannover"

 

For the exhibition Zeitenwende 1400 about the medieval altar Die Goldene Tafel at the Landesmuseum Hannover I created a wall to wall comic about the infamous robber Nickel List.

 

The exhibition can be seen from september 27, 2019 until february 23, 2020.

 

Landesmuseum Hannover

Willy-Brandt-Allee 5

30169 Hannover

www.landesmuseum-hannover.de

 

Exhibition: "LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen"

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to announce that the prestigious LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen will show a big retrospective of my work of the last 15 years named GESCHICHTSBILDER – Comics & Graphic Novels.

 

From september 29, 2019 till january 19, 2020 you can see original artwork from all my graphic novels and even some rarities like my early work for "Mosaik" and some never before seen Illustrations, Comics and Artprints.

 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a big art catalog with many pictures and articles by Andreas Platthaus, Dr. Christine Vogt and Dr. Jochen Voit.

 

On september 29, 2019 I will read from my graphic novel Vita Obscura as part of the Vernissage. And on October 27, 2019 I will read from my bestseller Packeis too. You can find more informations right here.

 

LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 46

46049 Oberhausen

www.ludwiggalerie.de

 

 

Publication: FAZ Magazin

 

Good things comes to those who wait.

After a three-year break, my comic "Vita Obscura" is back!  

 

After a five-year run in the weekly der Freitag, it has now found a new home at the FAZ Magazine in a wonderful size.  On September 14, 2019, you can read a new episode about Victoria Woodhull, the first US presidential candidate.  

 

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

 

 

 

May 2019

Publication: GEOlino Extra

 

For the new issue of the magazine "GEOlino Extra" I made three double page illustrations about Albert Einstein's Theory of relativity.

 

"GEOlino Extra # 76: Die Zeit"

EUR 7,00

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

April 2019

Exhibition & Book: "Deutscher Bundestag"

 

I am very honored to announce that from april 4, 2019 until august 31, 2019 the german parliament the Deutscher Bundestag will show my new exhibition „Das Parlament - 45 Leben für die Demokratie“

The exhibition shows 45 comic biographies about german politicians from the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848 up to German reunification in 1990. The project is a contract labor for the art council of the german parliament.

 

An official opening ceremony hosted by the president of the german parliament Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble will be held on April 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.

The exhibition will be accompanied by my new book of the same name by my German publisher avant-verlag.

 

More information about the exhibition can be found here and about the book right here.

 

January 2019

Publication: FAZ Magazin

 

On february 9, 2019 you can many illustrations of mine about Vincent Van Gogh and a wild family trip through europe in FAZ Magazin.

 

 

 

Publication: GEOmini

 

For the new issue of the children magazine GEOmini I made a double page riddle. Can you help the construction worker get to his lunch?

 

"GEOmini #02/2019"

EUR 3,40

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

Preview: "Das Parlament – 45 Leben für die Demokratie"

 

 

 

Next year a lot of great things are going to happen. One of them is the release of my new graphic novel Das Parlament – 45 Leben für die Demokratie which tells true biographies about german politicians from the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848 up to the german reunification in 1990. The project is a contract labor for the art council of the german parliament.

 

The official preview by my german publisher avant-verlag is now online.

 

More information can be found here and here.

 

 

 In seinem neuem Buch „Das Parlament" spürt der preisgekrönte Comic-Künstler Simon Schwartz den Lebenslinien jener Menschen nach, die als gewählte Abgeordnete in Deutschen Parlamenten saßen. Anhand der oft wechselvollen Biografien von mehr als 40 Politikern und Politikerinnen, vom Parlament der Paulskirche im Jahre 1848 bis zur Wiedervereinigung 1990, erzählt „Das Parlament" von den schweren Auseinandersetzungen und Kämpfen, die nicht nur über die deutsche Geschichte, sondern auch persönliche Schicksale entschieden. 

 

Darunter befinden sich der Mediziner Rudolf Virchow, die Frauenrechtlerin Clara Zetkin, der Revolutionär Robert Blum, der Postkartenmaler Otto Rühle oder Elisabeth Selbert – eine der „Mütter des Grundgesetzes“.

 

Das Parlament entstand im Auftrag des Kunstbeirates des Deutschen Bundestages.

 

 

„Kaum jemand sonst könnte geeigneter als Schwartz sein, deutsche Parlamentarier in einzelnen Bildgeschichten zu würdigen. Das Parlament ist große Bild-Erzählkunst.“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 


Upcoming events

September 29, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Exhibition at

"LUDWIGGALERIE

Schloss Oberhausen", 

Oberhausen Germany

More information 

 

October 27, 2019

Reading at

"LUDWIGGALERIE

Schloss Oberhausen", 

Oberhausen Germany

More information 

 

November 5, 2019

Reading at

"Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland",

Paris, France

More information 

 

November 21, 2019

Reading at

"DHI Moskau",

Moscow, Russia

More information 

  

Das Parlament

(avant-verlag, 2019)

OUT NOW!

 

Geschichtsbilder

(exhibition catalogue)

(avant-verlag, 2018) 

 

IKON

(avant-verlag, 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)