Graphicnovel.it – Italian comic art

Apart from a few publications of French artist groups like "Le Dernier Cri" who really love provocation, Italian comic books or "Fumetti", are the ones to stand out in Europe through their most liberal and artistic approach. Ther are of course Italian kid’s comics and erotic art books (Fum...


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...


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...


Comic art exhibition "Serious Pop" by Hendrik Dorgathen

Hendrik Dorgathen likes hints and allusions. As an integral part of Germany's comic book avantgarde he is dedicated to art projects as well as his work in video and multi media. In 1999 he made quite some publicity joining the group exhibition "Mutants" featuring the German comic avantgar...


Art Spiegelman – "High Culture for Lowbrows"

If ever there was a comic artist who wasn't afraid of explosive cultural and political issues it would be Art Spiegelman. Just think of "In the Shadow of No Towers". Even the customs officer who sometimes hands over our non-duty-free US packages while he keeps searching for ambiguous symbo...


50 years of Spiderman – The world's most famous pop culture icon

Everyone – really almost every human being – knows Spiderman. The pop culture icon in the blue and red costume is famous throughout the world since Sam Raimi’s Film in 2002. Almost exactly 50 years ago, in June 1962, "Amazing Fantasy" #15 hit stores and changed the world of superheroes for...


What you should know about Erlangen – Comicsalon 2012

Comics – are great stuff for kids. What now? Please! If you still think THAT you definitely missed something during the last few years. It’s been a long while since comic books have surpassed this stereotype of the 60s and have turned into more than just "colorful pictures for kids and ill...


Pioneer of Animated Film

An exhibition at the Wilhelm Busch Museum (German Museum for cartoons and drawn art), Hannover showed 180 pieces of American cartoonist Winsor Winsor McCay's work from March 11 to June 3, 2012, including his drawings, historic film material and late political cartoons. This animated movie...