Musée de la Grande Guerre (Europe’s largest museum dedicated on the First World War, located in Meaux close to Paris) invites to the half-day event La Grande Guerre en BD (The First World War in Comics). An impressive lineup of authors and artists of contemporary comics and graphic novels on the First World War will be present, including Fabien Bedouel, Régis Hautière, Milan Jovanovic, Kris, Maël, Marko, Alain Mounier, Olier, Patrice Ordas, Pat Perna, Ivan Stojkovic and Philippe Zytka. Continue reading “The First World War in Comics (Meaux, France)”
From 27 April until 27 July 2014, the exhibition “Kein Entkommen” (No Escape) about the graphic novel “Im Westen nichts Neues” (All Quiet on the Western Front) by Peter Eickmeyer will be shown at the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Centre in Osnabrück. In three years’ time, the Melle-based artist made his adaption of Erich Maria Remarque’s world-famous novel, a cornerstone of addressing the First World War in literature. The exhibition includes original drawings from the graphic novel and delivers insight into its making.
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“Alois Nebel – Graphic Novel by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromir 99” will open on two parallel locations: Akademie für Illustration und Design Berlin (AID Berlin) and Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin (Czech Centre Berlin). Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír “Jaromir 99” Švejdík show the origination process of their successful three-volume graphic novel about the life of train director Alois Nebel (2003-2005), that has been made into a film in 2011 by Tomáš Luňák (and was awarded the European Film Award 2012 as best animated feature film. “Alois Nebel” addresses the issue of the forced displacement of Sudeten-Germans from Czechoslovakia after the end of the Second World War.
Jaromir 99 (* 1963) lives in Prague as comic artist, painter and musician. Jaroslav Rudiš (* 1972) works as author, screenwriter and playwright; he writes in Czech and German and lives in the Czech Republic and Germany. Continue reading “Alois Nebel – Graphic Novel by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromir 99 (AID Berlin + Czech Centre Berlin)”
“Holocaust im Comic” (Holocaust in Comics) is shown at Evangelische Versöhnungskirche of KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau. Curator Ralf Palandt, himself comic artist and founding member of Gesellschaft für Comicforschung (ComFor) (Association for Comic Studies), published a reader on right-wing extremism, racism and anti-Semitism (“Rechtsextremismus, Rassismus und Antisemitismus in Comics”) in 2011. Continue reading “Holocaust in Comics (KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau)”