Not a Family Film: "White God" - Beware this Army of Dogs

Each year in March the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents New Directors/New Films screening the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. In 2015 White God by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó received much attention. When thirteen-y...


A Living Legend in Anime And Animated Japanes Film: Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few living legends of anime. Born on January 5, 1941 this Japanese film director and co-founder of Tokyo-based Studio Ghibli is looking back on a career that has spanned five decades. Miyazaki, who also worked as producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and m...


From Up on Poppy Hill - Returning to Japan's Early 60s

Yokohama, 1963 - Umi and her siblings are living in a small hotel run by her familiy and located on top of a hill. Her mother is a doctor and frequently out on work-related travel. Her father, once a sailor, died during the Korean war. In front of her house and in plain view of the harbour...


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...


Zeina Abirached – A wartime childhood

90,000 people died during the civil war that rueld Lebanon from 1975 to 1990. The political situation had already gone tense in the 1950s, culminating in "The Black September of 1970": PLO militants tolerated by muslim Lebanese groups entred the country from Jordan and established a milita...


Noone's happy ever after. American McGee's Grimm mini series

This little treasure has actually been saved by technology. Though out of print, IDW's 2009 five-issue mini series "American Mcgee's Grimm" is still available for readers online. Based on game designer American McGee's popular videogame series this comic is written by Dwight L. MacPherson...


Chico & Rita: love, life and jazz - a declaration of love!

Oscar-winning director Fernanado Trueba and celebrated designer and illustrator Javier Mariscal – that's the creative team behind the multiply awarded, romantic animated film “Chico & Rita” that has recently been playing in cinemas worldwide. The two artist are running a jazz restaurant in...


"Justice" – Fumetto's new comic competition for 2013 is on

International Fumetto-Comix-Festival has announced their new competition for 2013: artists of various ages are invited to create a short comic strip, featuring this year's topic: "Justice". It arouses questions like "How just is our world?", "Are the basic things we need for a living distr...


A noble cause: Creator owned Image Comics

If you can't change the world, change yourself! A number of comic book star artists were quite unhappy with the way publishers had been doing business up until the early 90s. Especially Marvel Comics was known for their anti-creator-pro-Marval strategies. To change them seemed impossible a...


Pop Art of the 21st century: Shepard Fairey

Frank Shepard Fairey was born February 15, 1970 and is an American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He is famous for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermar...


Creating the Bat-Man: Bob Kane

Robert Kahn was born in New York City October 24, 1915. After he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School at age 18 he legally changed his name – which hinted at his Eastern European Jewish descent – to "Bob Kane" and went on to study art at Cooper Union. His first job in 1934 was with th...


Of girl wonders and psychopaths: Frank Miller's "Dark Knight"

When Frank Miller initiated the return of one of the great superheroes of the US comic book industry in 1986, he caused a landslide. "The Dark Knight Returns" was going to be the first comic book ever to be noticed by mainstream media, at the same time completely raising the standards for...


Japanese manga cyberpunk by Tsutomu Nihei

Publishers Weekly in its issue in June 2006 called Tsutomu Nihei the "William Gibson of manga cyberpunk". Born in 1971 the artist gained popularity in the US mainly through his work on Marvel's character "Wolverine" (Wolverine: Snikt! Tsutomu Nihei, Joe Quesada and others, 2003). Having st...


Francois Schuiten: Belgian comic book architect

About one week – that's the time Belgian comic book artist Francois Schuiten used for drawing one page of his book "La Théorie du Grain de Sable" (2009). Precious time he took because, as he said, he is sure it flows into the pages and reflects from them later on. You can't help but agree...


Marie Severin

Marie Severin was born in Long Island, New York on August 21, 1929. Her ambitions to become a "stained glass artist" somehow changed when her brother John Severin encouraged her to another career. Working as a comics colorist at EC Comics himself, he convinced Marie to join his profession....