It is done! We, a group of 12 artists worked, over the past 2 Years, under the roof of Documenta 15, on building a union for german Comic Artist
Early September we finally founded the Union during an actionweek at Documenta 15. We launched a huge empirical study on the working conditions of comic artist in german speaking countries. We also launched our website.
By the beginning of next year, the comic artist union will be open to new members. Stay tuned and if you work with comics please consider taking our survey and be part of the study.
I´m very happy to announce that I received a grant from the FRITZ HÜSER INSTITUTE. The Fritz-Hüser-Institut collects, indexes, and examines German-language literature on the topic of work and makes it available to researchers and the interested public.Fritz Hüser Institut
After 3 Years of Work, I´m very proud and happy to announce that my book "Scheiblettenkind" is gonna be released in Germany by Suhrkamp Verlag in November 2022. Preorder is already open:
I´m proud to announce that I created a songcomic based on the Song " Babystrich" for the Anthology published by Ventil Verlag. My comic is one of many. All of them created by different artists. Buy the book in every bookstore in Germany or here:Ventil Verlag
My time, two months at the Saari residence lies behind me now and it was amazing. I worked 50 new pages on my new horror comic. I spend a lot of time in the snow and the sauna and met many amazing people, artists and the Saari Staff.Kone Foundation
I wrote a little comic for the Comicjuju Festival Zine and exhibition in Stuttgart. I am one among many amazing artist. The zine is a limited risography print. The exhibition is on at Suttgart Rathaus between 6.9.2021-30.09.2021.
I´m very happy to announce that I received the Saari Artist Residency and grant from the Kone Foundation in Finland. I´m going to spend my first winter in total darkness and work on my new book. Starting in January 2022.Kone Foundation
For one of the biggest German unions I led a workshop on the topic of "Antifacism". Due to Covid measurements the number of participants was lower than usual, so we could work more intensly on the comics. We made long colorful stories and printed them as zines.
Foto by Julie Kuhn
Since two weeks I call Cassis on the south coast of France my new home. For the next three months I am an artist in residency at the Camargo Foundation and part of their Core Programm. My new book is gonna be, what I am working on here (and I might even finish it. 206 pages by now. Knock on wood. ). The foundation was built and founded by the artist/filmmaker/philantropist Jérome Hill, who built this oasis. He also was a gay man who transferred his home into a safe space for queers and special people from around the world. I am unbelievably happy to have the privilege to be here in his house, that is full of history and also to be here with many amazing and smart artists and thinkers. Especially during this time of crisis. This may sound a little tacky now, but I still want to say it, because it is true: My book is about growing up in a workingclass family and trying to survive or even get access to worlds, where you have the feeling, you don't belong. The book is no straight autobiography, but it depicts huge parts of me and my life. So having the possibility to write and draw in a place like this, is really a huge deal for me on many levels. Looking back, even only 3 years, I would 've never believed it, when someone told me, that this is my life now. I am still in denial to be honest. So thank you Camargo Foundation for opening a new door to me and so many others.
3 years ago one of my closest friends and loves of my life, Rebecca, died. She was very smart and half into her promising PhD. So colleagues and friends came together to make a book that includes her recent work. It got published by Katzenberg and I can´t wait to hold it in my hands. It´s not only a scientific book, it is also a book about friendship, death, grief and sharing thougts with precious and smart humans.
I am very honored, that I also have a little Comic in the book, which comes together with the text of Heiko Stuberauch.
Get it here!
A little book with all the best literary Places in Hamburg was published by Juniusverlag and I was asked to write a little text about my favourite literary place: Strips and Stories.
The book is very beautiful and a nice gift.
Buy it here:
Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures. So I am going to perform my first online Comic Reading via Zoom during a Webtalk by IG Metall. You can watch it on the IG Metall Facebook page on May 15th, 4 pm. Enjoy!