A classic: The Master and Margarita

"The Master and Margarita" by Michail Bulgakow (1891–1940) has inspired countless artists to design book covers (like for example Mercer Mayer) and even Mick Jagger claimed in an interview some years ago that he wrote the Rolling Stone’s hit "Sympathy for the Devil" after having finished t...


The Spirit keeps on walking

The Spirit is a timeless piece or art that combines graphic quality with a unique way of storytelling that quite sets itself apart from most other comics produced in the 1940ies. Will Eiser was strongly influenced by the film industry and used techniques familiar from films to create a new...


Bring out the big guns: Will Eisner

Will Eisner, born March 6, 1917 in New York City is a legend. Few have influenced comic books in the 20. Century the way he did. Until today the "Eisner Award" is is one of the most important "decorations" a comic artist is able to achieve. Will Eisner invented the "graphic novel". He was...


GDR Comic History: ‚Mosaik’

The German comic book "Mosaik" was first published in December 1955. It is the longest-running European monthly comic book and the only one originating in Eastern Germany that is still in production. Mosaik also appeared in other countries and other languages such as an English edition whi...


Shaken, not stirred

Of course a cool guy such as "Bond – James Bond" is destined from the start to make an appearance not only on screen, but in the comic world as well. John McLusky created the 1958 newspaper strip "Casino Royale" for the London Daily Express based on Bond creator Ian Fleming's stories...