Vivid portrayer of his emotions – Flix
‘So, what’s supposed to be more interesting about your life than other people’s?’ the examiner asked the communication student Felix Görmann, alias Flix, when he registered ‘autobiography’ as the theme for his dissertation. The examiner probably had very little suspicion that Flix would win not only the coveted 'Max-und-Moritz prize' in 2004 with his final-examination piece, the comic Held (2003), but would also receive various awards for designers and newcomers. The author and artist himself had even less idea.
Comics by Flix
In his next comic Sag Was (2004), the illustrator, cartoonist and comic artist succeeds in establishing his originality. The subject of the comic is Flix’ great love for Sophie and the end of this long-standing relationship. And although the comic deals with everyday themes such as friendship, love and separation, Flix manages once again to move the reader to tears at the end with his vivid portrayal of his emotions. He does an excellent job of softening the story with humorous passages, allowing the readers to share in the highs and lows of his protagonists. He also uses this skill in his chief occupation, as his main source of income is his regular newspaper cartoons, which have been brought together in the volume Verflixt (2005).
is a cultural researcher and freelance cultural journalist.
He also designs film programmes and exhibitions on the theme of comics.
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