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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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One of our favourite UK publishers, SelfMadeHero (celebrating ten years in the biz this year) has a couple of exciting announcements for new works coming this autumn. Tillie Walden has been impressing us and pretty...

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Upcoming: An Olympic Dream

February 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

I’ve admired the work of Reinhard Kleist since a colleague first showed me an article on the new wave of German comic creators in a German newspaper article years back – he was still working...

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In August I had the pleasure of chairing a double-header talk as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Stripped series of comics events. It’s always fun to get to meet authors and artists in...

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The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist, SelfMadeHero “One day, I’ll tell you everything.” Hertzko (later anglicised to ‘Harry’) Haft tells his son these words in the bright Florida sunshine of Miami in 1963. But it would be...

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Reviews: Cash – I See a Darkness

July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cash: I See a Darkness Reinhard Kleist SelfMadeHero “If you wanna save your soul from hell, cowboy, then change your ways today. Or you’ll ride with us through these endless skies, forever on the hunt...

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The Boxer Reinhard Kleist Self Made Hero This book is moving. Personally I don’t read a lot of smaller publications because usually it is really hard to find something well written or with decent production...

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The Man in Black

February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

SelfMadeHero has a video up to accompany Alex Fitch‘s interview with German comics creator Reinhard Kleist discussing his brilliant Johnny Cash bio-graphic novel, with art from the book, photos from his Comica appearance and footage...

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Leading German comics artist and creator of one of my favourite works of last year, Reinhard Kleist, has created an animated promotion for Zitty, a Berlin events magazine (“always know what’s happening”), guessing a bit...

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Alex’s audio round-up

December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Another Thursday already and as we all start to panic about what presents to buy for Christmas here’s Alex Fitch to offer us a chance to de-stress and listen to some interesting audio; as ever...

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