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New music comics from the continent

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

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Berlin cartoonists eligible for subsidies

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our screens may be overrun with movies and TV series based on comics, but on the whole our beloved medium is not a fount of riches for the average cartoonist. Even in a country like France, where...

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Fifty years of Carlsen Comics

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1967, the Danish comics publisher Carlsen wanted to branch out and received the licence to publish Hergé’s Tintin comics in Germany as well, thus introducing Germany to the great European comics culture. Even though...

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Nick Cave – Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist, SelfMadeHero “I’ve been contemplating suicide, but it really doesn’t suit my style…” I’ve been a huge admirer of Reinhard Kleist’s work going right back the best part...

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Two interesting exhibitions in two different European countries show how extensively diverse comics can be by celebrating two beloved local titles that could not be further apart. The Museo della Storia (or Story Museum) in...

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Comics: Jens Harder at the Edinburgh Book Fest

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Final day of the world’s largest public literary bash at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday, and another gloriously warm, bright, sunny day as I headed in to see German creator Jens Harder discussing his...

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German artist Nora Below is active as a musician, a fine artist and as the creator of short black and white comics. Her art is characterised by stark contrast, be it in clashing sounds (as...

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From 26 to 29th May, the 17th International Comic Salon of Erlangen will take place, the largest and most important festival for graphic literature in the German-speaking world. And the schedule provides something for everybody,...

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At the International Comic Festival in Erlangen, Germany at the end of May, the seventeenth Max-und-Moritz-Preis will be awarded, the most prestigeous award for comic art in the German language. Twenty five nominees have been presented...

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In 2011 German cartoonist Sacha Hommer lived for a couple of months with a friend of his in the Chinese metropole of Chengdu, to work on a magazine for expats. His new autobiographical graphic novel,...

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