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Sophia Martineck: Hühner, Porno, Schlägerei. avant-Verlag

In the Countryside – Comics and the Boondocks

In 2012, avant Verlag issued not one, but two comic books that take place in Germany’s boonies. In Hühner, Porno, Schlägerei, Sophia Martineck narrates disreputable tales from the fictional village of Niederböhna. Paula Bulling’s Im Land der Frühaufsteher (i.e. in the land of early risers) tells about African refugees compelled to live in centres for asylum applicants on the margins of eastern German villages.More ...
Paul Hoppe: Destinations

“Don’t set your sights too high, hunker down for the long haul instead” – German Comic Artists Abroad

Im Ausland zu arbeiten ist für viele Comiczeichner, Illustratoren und Künstler ein Traum, der nur selten in Erfüllung geht. Wer es geschafft hat, möchte diese Erfahrung aber meist nicht missen.More ...
Michaela Konrad: Mondwandler

Austria: A Small, Ambitious Scene with Sophisticated Comics

Impacted by the growing popularity of graphic novels, the unassuming Austrian comic scene has also been experiencing an impressive upswing.More ...
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The German Swiss comic scene

Even though Switzerland’s French-language comic scene with its international francophone connections is far more advanced – the German Swiss comic scene functions on a professional level, and a few artists are also gaining international recognition.More ...

Back to the Future – Munich’s Comics Scene

Munich’s comic scene has been very much a part of the city’s cultural life since the 1970’s – with the 2011 Comic Festival, serious competition even for Erlangen’s Comic Salon is now emerging.More ...

International Comic Artists in Germany

At first glance, Germany isn’t the Promised Land of comic artists. Nonetheless, in the course of years a considerable number of international comic artists have been drawn there.More ...

Berlin – Capital of the personal vein

Mayor Klaus Wowereit says Berlin is “poor, but sexy.” A description that also fits the essence of the comics scene in the German capital very well.More ...

Hamburg – The Unofficial Capital City of Comics

Hamburg is considered Germany’s unofficial capital city of comics. Even though this description sounds like civic marketing, a decidedly lively and diverse comics scene has in fact come together on the banks of the Elbe.More ...

Europe in a Balloon!

50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty: Comic competitions, recidencies and events


Which trends are shaping the comic scenes of Indonesia and Germany? Exhibitions, festivals and workshops connect comic artists.

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: Osmose

Comic exchange: three Brazilian comic artists travel to Germany, while three German artists explore Brazil.


Comic-Autoren aus Europa und der arabischen Welt im Dialog

Weblog: CityTales

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