December 2015

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

Originally designed as this year's christmas card for my clients this illustration can be found in the newspaper the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on december 20, 2015. The Illustration will also be published by Die Zeit on december 23, 2015 and by the Stader Tageblatt on december 24, 2015.

 

I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.

In these troubled times please keep those in mind that need our help.

– Simon Schwartz

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

After a one-year hiatus my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" is back in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. On december 18, 2015 you will find the latest episode that will tell you about the unknown investor of Mickey Mouse Ub Iwerks.

 

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

 

 

 

November 2015

Signing: "Holy Shit Shopping"

On november 28, 2015 from 1:00 a.m till 3 p.m. I will be signing my books at the booth of the avant-verlag (hall B1, booth 20) as part of the Holy Shit Shopping Event in Hamburg. Hope to meet you!


Holy Shit Shopping

Hamburger Messe

Hall B1, Booth 20

Am Messeplatz 1

20357 Hamburg

www.holyshitshopping.de

 


 

Award: "Prix Lycéen de la BD"

I'm very happy to announce that the french edition of my graphic novel Vita Obscura (released by Ici Même) has been nominated for the Prix Lycéen de la BD. The winners will be announced in may 2016 by the Académie de Toulouse and the Festival BD Colomiers.

 

"Vita Obscura"

EUR 19,50

Hardcover: 72 Pages

ISBN: 978-2369120117

Publisher: Ici Même

 

 

 

Exhibition: "notre goût · Konzeptgalerie Berlin"

© Foto: notre goût · Konzeptgalerie Berlin, 2015
© Foto: notre goût · Konzeptgalerie Berlin, 2015

 

In Berlin the newly founded concept gallery notre goût is now selling signed high quality artprints of mine. Come by and see.

 

notre goût

Konzeptgalerie Berlin

Bernauer Straße 8d

10115 Berlin

www.notregout.de

www.facebook.com/notregout

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

After a one-year hiatus my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" is back in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. On november 13, 2015 you will find the latest episode that will tell you about the flamboyant Chevalier d'Eon.


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

 

 

 

October 2015

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

After a one-year hiatus my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" is back in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. On october 16, 2015 you will find the latest episode that will tell you about the pitch drop experiment by Thomas Parnell and John Mainstone.


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

 

 

 

Publication: "Die Zeit"

 
On october 15, 2015 you will find several new illustrations of mine about the search for influenza viruses in the weekly newspaper Die Zeit.







Readings: "Haus der Geschichte" & "WUK"

October 3, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the German Reunification. That is why I will read from my graphic novel drüben! at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn.

And on october 6, 2015 I will read two times from the same book at the WUK in Vienna.

 

October 3, 2015, 2:35 p.m.

Haus der Geschichte

Willy-Brandt-Allee 14

53113 Bonn

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October 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

WUK (Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus)

Währinger Str. 59

1090 Wien

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September 2015

Award: "Comicbuchpreis der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung"

 

I'm very happy and grateful to announce that my upcoming graphic novel IKON has been a finalist for the "Comicbuchpreis der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung". The book tells a strange and grotesque love story all through the history of the 20th Century. The book is planed to be released in 2016/17 in germany. More details will follow soon.
 
This is the statement of the jury about the project:

"Eine Doppelbiografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, die an Kuriosität ihresgleichen sucht. Er: Illustrator, Schriftsteller und Kirchengründer. Sie: die "falsche Anastasia", die angebliche jüngste Zarentochter. Gleb Botkin und Franziska Schanzkowska. Meisterhaft gezeichnet und intelligent erzählt von Simon Schwartz." - Dr. Thomas von Steinaecker


http://www.leibinger-stiftung.de/de/foerderaktivitaeten/comicbuchpreis/finalisten-2016/simon-schwartz.html

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

After a one-year hiatus my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" is back in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. On september 18, 2015 you will find the latest episode that will tell you about the strange businesses of showman P. T. Barnum and about Sarah Bernhardt's right leg.


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

 

 

 

Publication: "GEOmini"

 

For the new issue of the children magazine "GEOmini" I made a double page riddle. Do you know how the prince can get to the princess without meeting one of the guards?

 

"GEOmini #09/2015"

EUR 3,40

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

August 2015

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

After a one-year hiatus my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" is back in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag. On august 21, 2015 you will find the latest episode that will tell you about the courageous life of Albert Göring – the younger brother of the infamouse Hermann Göring.


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

 



Publication: "GEOlino Extra #53"

 

For the new issue of the magazine "GEOlino Extra" I made four comic pages about the famous escape tunnel Tunnel 57 underneath the Berlin Wall.


"GEOlino Extra # 53: Unter der Erde"

EUR 7,00

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Exhibition & Reading: "Villa Streccius"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On august 21, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. I will lecture about my graphic-novels Vita Obscura at the Villa Streccius in Landau. The event is part of the exhibition “gemalte Legenden – gezeichnete Helden”, where you can see and buy some of my original artwork from Vita Obscura.

 

You can get more information right here.

 

Städtische Villa Galerie Streccius

Südring 20

76829 Landau in der Pfalz


Vernissage: August 21, 2015 at 7 p.m., reading at 9 p.m.

Exhibition: August 21 - October 4, 2015.

 

www.villa-streccius.de

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

After a one-year hiatus my comicstrip "Vita Obscura" is back in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag on august 7, 2015. The first new episode tells you about the horrible treatments done to Louis XIV. of France by his doctors Vallot, d'Aquin and Félix.


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

 

 

 

Exhibition: "Erika-Fuchs-Haus"

© Foto: Erika-Fuchs-Haus, 2015
© Foto: Erika-Fuchs-Haus, 2015

On august 1 the "Erika-Fuchs-Haus" will open it's gates in Schwarzenbach an der Saale.

 

The "Erika-Fuchs-Haus" will be the first german comic-museum, dedicated to the life and legacy of Erika Fuchs.

For the permanent exhibition I wrote and drew a room size comic-biografie of Erika Fuchs's life.

 

 

Merchandising: "Erika-Fuchs-Haus"

Additionally to the opening of the  "Erika-Fuchs-Haus"  in Schwarzenbach an der Saale on august 1 you can get the full comic I did about Erika Fuchs as a map plus postcards and coffee mugs with my design at the museum's gift shop

 

 

 

 



 


 

Publication: "First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson"

I'm very happy to announce that my american publisher Lerner Publishing has released my graphic-novel Packeis under the english title First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson in the USA.

 

The book is available as paperback and hardcover.

 

"First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson"

$ 31,99 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1467758420


$ 11,24 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1467781060


160 Pages

Publisher: Lerner Publishing

 

 

July 2015

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On july 24, 2015 you will find the final episode of my 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.

 

 

 

June 2015

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

On june 14, 2015 you can finde a new illustration of mine about the decay of the german AfD-party in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung .

 

May 2015

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On may 29, 2015 you will find a new episode of my 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: "Vita Obscura"

 

On may 22, 2015 my new french publisher Ici Même, released my latest book "Vita Obscura" in France. The book looks amazing and has a fine translation by Mathilde Ramadier.

 

"Vita Obscura"

EUR 19,50

Hardcover: 72 Pages

ISBN: 978-2369120117

Publisher: Ici Même

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On may 1, 2015 you will find a new episode of my 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.

 

 

 

April 2015

Publication: "GEOlino Extra #51"

 

For the new issue of the magazine "GEOlino Extra" I made four comic pages about the investiture controversy between medieval popes and the emperors.

 

"GEOlino Extra # 51: Burgen, Ritter & Legenden"

EUR 7,00

Publisher: Gruner & Jahr AG Co. KG

 

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On april 3, 2015 you will find a new episode of my 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.

 

 

 

March 2015

Artwork: "Galerie Laqua"

 

Great news for all lovers of original comic artwork: You can now buy original drawings from my new book Vita Obscura at Galerie Laqua. You can find my pictures right here.

 

 

 

Publication: "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung"

 

On march 8, 2015 you can finde a big double page illustration of mine about classic literature, like the Epic of Gilgamesh, Don Quichotte, Robinson Crusoe, Die Blechtrommel, the Divine Comedy and many more in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung .

 

February 2015

"Event: "Taipei International Book Exhibition 2015"

On february 14, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. I will lecture about my graphic-novels drüben! at the Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taiwan and the next day I will hold a comic-workshop at the Goethe Institut Taipei starting at 2 p.m.

Both events are organised by the Goethe Institut Taipei and the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

 

More information can be found here and here.

 

 

Taipei International Book Exhibition 2015

Taipei World Trade Center

No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road

Nangang District

Taipei City, Taiwan 115

 

 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On february 6, 2015 you will find a new episode of my 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.

 

 

 

Merchandising: "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.

 

Krickel-Krakel Knickbilder-Block

Krickel-Krakel Mosaikbilder

Krickel Krakel Bemalbare Party-Tischdecke

Krickel-Krakel Stecktiere-Welt

Krickel-Krakel Papprollen-Figuren

Krickel-Krakel bemalbarer Bilderrahmen 

January 2015

Publication: "The Other Side of the Wall"

I'm very happy to announce that my american publisher Lerner Publishing has released my graphic-novel drüben! under the english title The Other Side of the Wall in the USA.

 

The book is available as paperback, hardcover and ebook.

 

"The Other Side of the Wall"

$ 29,32 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1-4677-5840-6

$ 9,99 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-4677-6028-7

$ 43,99 (ebook)

ISBN: 978-1-4677-7839-8


112 Pages

Publisher: Lerner Publishing

 

 

Event: "2. Festival Grafisches Erzählen"

On january 16, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. I will lecture about my graphic-novels Vita Obscura at the Literaturbüro im Kunsttempel in Kassel. The event is part of the 2. Festival Grafisches Erzählen.

Afterwards  I will take part in a panel discussion with Birgit Weyhe and Andreas C. Knigge.

 

You can get more information right here.

 

2. Festival Grafisches Erzählen

Literaturbüro im Kunsttempel,
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 177

34119 Kassel


 

 

Event: "Le Monde diplomatique"

On january 10, 2015 at 6 p.m. I will take part in a panel discussion with Zeina Abirached, Cyril Pedrosa and Christian Maiwald about biographical comics at the Galerie Neurotitan in Berlin.

The event is part of the exhibition "COMICS ZUR LAGE DER WELT – Le Monde diplomatique" that also shows some of my work.


A signing will take place at 4 a.m.

 

COMICS ZUR LAGE DER WELT –  Le Monde diplomatique

Galerie Neurotitan
Rosenthalerstraße 39

10178 Berlin

 



 

Publication: "Der Freitag"

 

On january 9, 2015 you will find a new episode of my 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.

 

 

 


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.

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August 31, 2017

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

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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)