Famous Monsters of Filmland - A New Topseller For The Average 1950s Kid

A magazine just for monsters? Nowadays this hardly comes as a surprise. Yet, in the late 1950s, James Warren's Famous Monsters of Filmland hit the US newsstands like a bomb. Join us looking back at the origins of a cult genre magazine and the golden age of early horror film. To create and...


War is coming: "Game of Thrones" Season 2

The medieval fantasy television series "Game of Thrones" is a great hit in the US ever since it's start in 2011. Critics love it and a number of awards and nominations seem to prove them right. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created the series – an adaption of R. R. Martin's novel "A Song o...


Jack O'Lantern: Trick or Treat... with the devil

Soon the day when they are out to get you will be here again: especially in the US Halloween is near – so get ready! Crazy Halloween Pumpkins have a long tradition in America, but just like Halloween, they originate in Irish folklore. Irish peasant "Stingy Jack" was widely known for his...


Really poetic: comic books by Ulf K.

The best stories are the ones you find in yourself. Maybe that's why Ulf K.'s characters all have a slightly autobiographic touch? Like his "alter ego" from his latest book "Dolomiti Years" and many more of his little melancholy yet curiously funny comic heroes. But wait! There are some da...


Exhibition: "The Holocaust in Comic Books" – Berlin

It's a fact that comic books are not always funny - even if a lot of people still seem to think so. Art Spiegelman was the one who settled this question for us, starting in the early 1980s. By telling his father's personal story of how he survived the Holocaust and Hitler's concentration c...


Let me think - "I seem to remeber something here..."

Berlin based illustrator Flix was one of the first ones to create a comic series on the issue of Germany divided and reunified. Quite in time for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2009. For two years he had been producing newspaper cartoons on an regular basis...


Comic book stories about walls

Growing up in the 80s it seemed kind of impossible to avoid Pink Floyd's "The Wall" – the song could be heard day in day out on the radio. Its ambguity was kind of unambiguous. And even today its essential question remains: "Why on earth do people like to build walls?" The list of those –...


Comics go art: Pop Art

If tea, scones and driving on the left side is all you can think of when Great Britain comes to mind, there's only on thing to say to you: "Bloody hell!" Her Majesty's Kingdom has provided Europe with shocking developements ever since the end of World War II – way before the US did. Just t...


Dwell in style – great hotels for comic book fans

Summertime? Time to travel! The question becomes: where would the comic book fan of today want to stay for the night? Right – in a comic universe. Hotel Fox at Copenhagen offers this luxury: 21 artists helped create the 61 rooms. And no matter if you love comics or graphic art – at this pl...


Dark, Dark, Dark amid the blaze of noon: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) has come up in the world of showbiz as director, producer and screenwriter. His thriller "Memento" (2000) was noticed by critics and audiences all over the world, so it happened that after "Insomnia" (2002) Nolan saw the "bat signal": Warner Brothers...


A manifest: comic book visions of architecture

There are quite a few manifestos – some are famous, some forgotten. Copenhagen based Architects BIG found a very interesting way to publish theirs: as a comic book. Easy to read, yet radical – what else would you expect from a decent manifest. The book conveys the individual agenda of mode...


Urban visions – comics and architecture

Ever since man learned how to transform his visions into something solid, to plan and build things – say "houses" – he has been drawing architecture. And of course – when built – it soon turned into an elementary source of inspiration. Now those of you who tried, will admit it rather soone...