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

Comics and the Boondocks

Hühner, Porno, Schlägerei tells disreputable tales from the fictional village of Niederböhna. Im Land der Frühaufsteher (i.e. in the land of early risers) tells about African refugees in German villages.More ...
Paul Hoppe: Destinations

German Comic Artists Abroad

For many comic artists and illustrators, working abroad is a dream. Those who have succeeded in living abroad, would not want to have passed up the experience.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 ...
Globi © Globi Verlag

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

A considerable number of international comic artists have been drawn to Germany.More ...

Berlin – Capital of the personal vein

Berlin is “poor, but sexy”, people say. 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 ...

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-Autoren aus Europa und der arabischen Welt im Dialog

Graphic Novels at School 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.