"We're a Joke!" - German Caricature Award 2015 Reflects On 25 Years of German Reunion

Some German illustrators and cartoonists are very distinct about this: „Dresden isn't funny (anymore)!“ They have launched a campaign that clearly states their opposition towards a growing misanthropy in Germany in the face of a global refugee crisis. Alongside Dresden's daily newspaper, S...


Going West - Once Upon a Time in the Comics

Conqureing America's Wild West has always been a symbol for an aspiring society, where fortune favours the brave – and the strong ones rule. In this world danger lurks around every corner and needs to be averted at all costs – a concept that seems to fuel America, "till the day". European...


150 Years of Mischief: Max and Moritz

Starting in mid-February, German Museum for Caricature and Draughtsmanship Hannover has set out to present a new perspective on one of the most popular German artists and writers of all time, with their exhibition „Deutschsprachige Comics von Wilhelm Busch bis heute“ (German Co...


Review: Serenity #1 - Joss Whedon's Great Space Western Continues

January 2014 has brought along more good news for all fans of "Firefly - Serenity": Joss Whedon and Tim Minear's 2002 tv show featuring Mal Reynolds and his crew of outlaws once again has made it to Dark Horses's sci-fi section. There they have found a home since 2005 starring in a number...


Annual Statistics 2013: A Great Year for bilderundworte

In 2011 bilderundworte set out for a new online era. By launching our new website and starting a facebook fan page we were determined to give comic books a new and worthy virtual home. But, just like everything else in life, we soon realized:THIS IS GOING TO BE F****** HARD. Despite the f...


Less is More: Adventures of the Ligne claire

Hergés famous adventure series „Tintin“ clearly resides among the milestones of comic book history. Together, the Belgian and his charming detective team represent exceptional storytelling abilities and a perfectly reduced artistic style. „The Adventures of the Ligne claire. The Case of...


HALO in Comic Books – The Origins of Sarah Palmer and Spartan IV

Dark Horse launched their new series HALO: Initiation in August, mostly to delve into the origins of Sarah Palmer, who underwent a drastic transformation from Orbital Drop Shock Trooper to Super Soldier in order to save humanity in the service of Spartan-IV. With this new series Dark Ho...


Latest News! Harvey Awards 2013 – A list of Winners

2013 turned out a fabulous year for „Saga“, Image’s brand new fantasy and sci-fi series by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan. The team who had already received three Eisner Awards this year, has now taken home six Harvey Awards for „Best Artist“, „Best Author“, „Best Series“, „Be...


Review: „Un printemps à Tchernobyl“ by Emmanuel Lepage

April 26, 1986 was meant to be another normal Saturday - for most people in the world. Except for Chernobyl. After an experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Prypiat, Ukraine, a severe steam explosion caused a meltdown and the release of radioactive material. Soon things got...


AnimagiC Bonn Open Now

Gute Stimmung herrschte trotz schwüler Luft und die zahlreichen und sehr "bunten" Besucher nahmen am ersten Tag der AnimagiC 2013 die Länge der Schlange vor dem Eingang der Beethovenhalle extrem gelassen hin. Während viele noch dort standen und auf Einlass warteten, ging es im „Studio...


Animagic 2013 – 15 Years of Manga Festival

This weekend AnimagiC Bonn will open it's doors for the fifteenth time and invite manga fans to delve into the vast world of anime, manga, and games. A number of Japanese guests of honour are about to show up next to German manga-kas. The Animotion Filmfestival will offer screeenings almos...


Blood Lad – Japanese Good-For-Nothing-Vampire by Yuuki Kodama

Blood Charles Staz - aka Blood Lad, rules the Eastern Demon Territory – and as far as vampires go he's not the typical kind. Rather than sucking human blood, he prefers his Nintendo as well as some other inventions of human culture. He is absolutely crazy about anime and manga so when h...


Review: Durango – Les Forces de la Colère by Yves Swolfs

Born in Bruxelles in 1955, Yves Swolfs belongs to the realm of classics of french-belgian comic book artist who know their trade. His lonesome comic book heroes all seem to originate in a time when heroism was a simple business – no matter which genre: the noble knight, brave soldiers,...


Scatterbrained blood sucker made by Joann Sfar: Grand Vampire

Whatever you might think about this famous figure - Joann Sfar thinks different. His imagination of Count-untouchable-Darcula ist quite unique. And it won't fit general views and opinions. In his comic book "Grand Vampire" Dracula is soemewhat ... nice. Well, at least he's noct "scary". F...


2013 Free Comic Book Quiz - The Winners!

Time to announce our three 2013 free comic book quiz winners: