Tunnel 57 – Stories from the underground

Stories revolving around the Berlin Wall are tragic, sometimes exciting, maybe also a little unbelivable. Even today it seems fascinating what risks "good" GDR citizens were prepared to take on to escape their government's regime. The exhibition "Tunnel 57 – Geschichte im Untergrund/Histor...


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...


What it's like on the other side: The Berlin Wall

"drüben!" ("the other side!") is Simon Schwartz's (Packeis) comic book debut combining a most important chapter of recent German history with his personal experience and fate. He recounts the story of his parents who had to make a difficult and life-changing decision: In the early 80s th...


Maximilien Le Roy: The wall - Reporting from Palestine

"DIE MAUER - BERICHT AUS PALÄSTINA"/"The Wall – Reporting from Palestine" by Maximilien Le Roy (born 1985 in Paris) has been published in Germany in March 2012. The book tells the story of Mahmoud Abu Srour who lives on the West Bank. His daily life is largely affected by Israel's barricad...


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 –...