Alberto Breccia

I first stumbled upon some of Alberto Breccias's original panels while visiting the international Frankfurt bookfair in 2010. Born April 15, 1919 in Montevideo, Uruguay, this exceptional artist has often been labeled as "one of the most unsettling of comics artists" in the last few years a...


Barrack Rima

How would you characterize a country like Egypt in all its diversity? What is essential to its past and its present and how can you possibly view the future? Barrack Rima, born 1972 in Lebanon, summed up the impressions of his 1995 journey to Egypt in a comic book. "Le Conteur du Caire" (T...


The double life of Magdy El-Shafee

Magdy El-Shafee (*1961 in Lybia) studied pharmaceutics and even today earns his money working in a chemical plant in Cairo. In the 1990s he was working as a marketing expert for the pharmaceutical industry – a job which he himself is very critical about and describes as: "full of hypocrisy...


Max & Moritz Award 2012

On Friday, June 8, 2012 the jury of the international Comic Salon in Germany announced this years winners of the famous Max & Moritz Award. "Packeis" by Simon Schwartz was declared best German comic book while Joe Sacco's graphic novel "Gaza" turned out to be the jury's favourite for best...


Lorenzo Matotti – Outstanding artist

Ther are quite a few comic book artist who easily contradict the theory that comics and art have nothing to do with each other. Among them Lorenzo Mattotti is by far on of the most important ones. Born 1954 in Brescia, Italy he studied architecture. He took his first steps in the comic wor...


Enki Bilal

Enki (short for "Enes") Bilal was born October 7, 1951 in Belgrad – six yars after the end of Worls War II. He spent the first ten years of his life in this war shaken city together with his Yugoslavian father and his Czech mother. In 1960 the family emigrated to France under difficult cir...


"Why do you want to be the same?" – Let's go be heroes

Heroes was our newcomer of 2006. Tim Kring’s science fiction TV series ran over 4 seasons up to 2010 on NBC and made it into our DVD collection right away. Normal people find out about their exceptional abilities – that’s what it is about basically. But the series picks up on so much more...


Another way to the "Classics": Drama "light"

DRAMA LIGHT is a Berlin based group of comic and illustrating artist on a "literary mission". Their goal, to connect "The Arts" has brought about a quite impressive project: several classics of literature have been transformed into a series of 24-page comic books each presenting well known...


Tonto – Let's make some noise

"Tonto" is about freedom. The group of Austrian based comic artists surrounding Edda Strobl und Helmut Kaplan use comics as a personal way of expressing themselves. The outcome is far from commerce – it's art, and that's good. Starting out as a music platform, "Tonto" soon went off in anot...


Really worth it: "Slave Labour Graphics"

California based SLG Publishing – or Slave Labour Graphics – was founded in 1986 by Dan Vado while he was looking for a way to publish his own works. Their creator owned comics are mostly known for their funny-weird, dark, and sometimes quirky topics and if you have ever read "Johnny The H...


Junko Mizuno

We noticed Junko Mizuno in 2010 when we were about to sample the first issue of our magazine on Japan. Back then she was near ungoolable, but fortunately already had her own blog and website. Her latest project then had been a special Junko-Mizuno-edition of Hasbro’s Little Pony which was...


Charles Burns

Charles Burns is one of our favourite US comic book artists, born September 27, 1955 in Washington D.C. He attended the Fine Art Class of University of Washington until 1977 and afterwards studied fine arts and sculpture at Graduate School in Davis, California until 1979. When he met Art S...


Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson is a new British illustrator, artist and cartoonist who besides many interesting book covers has already produced a range of great comics during the very short time since he graduated in 2010. Looking at his enormous output it seems more than possible that he is sitting at his...


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...


Say "Hi" to the Bunny in the Moon

Tara Mc Pherson's work has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. She is internationally known as "one of the leading lights of Pop Surrealism". Gods and devils, flesh and spirit, sacred and profane, "Bunny in the Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Vol. 3" is a collec...