Berlin: Reprodukt, 2011.
Short stories by Brigitte Kronauer form the basis of this comic adaptation by Sascha Hommer. Most of the narratives thematise the world of childhood experiences and feelings, but the stylistically extremely simplified figures are disturbing and eerie. Hommer contrasts the nuanced language of Kronauer’s texts with clear-cut figures and enigmatic motifs, producing a rich field for interpretations and readings. A reading pleasure that is both troubling and thought-provoking.
Berlin: Reprodukt, 2009. 128 pages
A small town in the Black Forest at the end of the 1990’s: Sascha is about to take his A-levels and believes he has found the love of his life in Yasmina – everything seems possible. But the present, characterised by joyfully expectant plans for the future, is gradually being transformed into a nightmare: his friends, with who he regularly smokes marijuana, are taking increasingly hard drugs, and their initially relaxing trips are slowly but surely morphing into horrific experiences, and Yasmina turns out to be anorexic. In Vier Augen, Sascha Hommer delineates a sometimes disturbing portrait of a generation.
Berlin: Reprodukt, 2006. 128 pages
Pascal is an average boy living a typical teenager’s life. The city in which he is growing up is clouded over by black smoke. Pascal only notices the poor visibility when he travels to the countryside with his mother. Here, he suddenly finds himself in another world, and he realises that he is very different from his playfellows. Thanks to the protective smoke cover, no one had noticed that Pascal is in fact an insect. Sascha Hommer’s first comic volume tells a story about discrimination and violence among adolescents.
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