Graphic Novel

Biography of Jens Harder

Jens Harder
  • born in 1970 in Weißwasser, Oberlausitz 
  • 1996–2003, studied Graphic Arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee
  • 2005-2006, NaFöG funding for study in Berlin for the comic strip "ALFA directions" 
  • 2005 Organisation of the german-israelic Comicreport "CARGO" for the Goethe-Institute in Tel Aviv: stay of research in spring in Jerusalem, production of the book »CARGO Comicreportagen Israel-Deutschland« in english and german (with members of »Monogatari«, »Actus« and »Dimona«)
  • exhibitions in Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Córdoba, Hamburg, Lisbon, Lucerne, Stralsund, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
  • now living and working as a comic artist and illustrator in Berlin

Awards and prizes:

  • 2004, Max-und-Moritz prize for the best German-language comic publication (Leviathan)
  • 2004, nomination for Best Graphic Art Award/Meilleur Dessin, Angoulême, France
  • 2004, nomination for the Max-und-Moritz prize for best German-language comic artist
  • 2004, nomination for the Prix Découverte, Sierre, Switzerland
  • 2000, Readers’ prize, Fumetto comic festival, Lucerne, Switzerland