Institutions

Max Baitinger working in Helsinki; © Sarjakuvakeskus Helsinki

Comics scholarships – exchange in speech bubbles

Residency programmes and scholarships for comics artists afford opportunities for creative work. An overview.More ...
Gesellschaft für Comicforschung

Alma Mater Comicensis – Comic Studies in Germany

In Germany, dissertations and academic works on comics, cartoons and graphic novels are somewhat of a rarity.More ...

Comic Festivals

Angoulême, Lucerne, Erlangen and Linz aren’t exactly European metropolises. But these cities are now integral parts of cultural life: the entire comic industry meets there on a regular basis.More ...

Publishers of comics in Germany – sophisticated and eclectic

Comics worth around 400 million euros are sold every year in Germany. Long regarded as a niche market, graphic novels, comics and manga have now established a firm place for themselves in the German publishing scene.More ...
Cover 'Comicaze', Issue 24
Copyright: Comicaze

Associations and Organisations

There are over 500,000 non-profit associations in Germany. So it comes as no surprise that the German comic scene is well-organised, too.More ...

Contests and Awards

In the comic scene, awards are seldom accompanied by high remuneration. But the award winner’s public profile is high.More ...

Training for comic artists

‘Wondergirlie’, a scene from the magazine ‘Triebwerk’ by the Kassel School of Art
 © Kunsthochschule Kassel "Art is beautiful, but a lot of work", said one of the most famous German comic artists, Karl Valentin (1882–1948). This statement is especially true for the comics industry in Germany, because there is no special training programme for comic artists, nor can much money be made from this art.More ...
Wilhelm-Busch-Museum
Copyright: Wilhelm-Busch-Museum Hannover

Comic Art Museums in Germany

A museum that is devoted to the history of German comics does not exist in Germany at the present.More ...

Comic videos

German comic artist Mawil at work | Photo: Goethe-Institut Lettland
10 Latvian and German comic artists allow us a look over their shoulder while they are drawing.

Comics in the Baltic States

© Thomas Wellmann
In the Baltic states and in Germany the comic scene is presenting a great variety of styles. Who are the most exciting artists, what the best publications?

The First World War in Comics

Tardi/Verney „Elender Krieg“ 1914-1919 | © Edition Moderne 2014
Comic artists approach the history of the First World War in their works. A dossier on history in pictures

omics in Kenya and Germany

The world of colourful pictures – the dossier “Comics” presents artists from Kenya and Germany and their work.

Comic-Transfer

Comic-Autoren aus Europa und der arabischen Welt im Dialog

Graphic Novels at School

Goethe.de/Polen invites you to learn German with comic-strip artists Mawil and Birgit Weyhe.

Dossier: Comic Countries Germany and Belgium

Goethe-Institut Belgien
The German and Belgian comic scene

Dossier: Comics in Germany – Comics in the Czech Republic

In the wake of the 1989 political turning point the comic scenes in both Germany and the Czech Republic are tanking up with new self-confidence.

Weblog: CityTales

Comic artists from South-East Asia and Germany tell their “CityTales” – a new story every month.