Comic Interview Isabel Kreitz on inspiration, protest – and France

Tokyo in the 1940s, St. Pauli in the post-War period, present-day Berlin: Isabel Kreitz’ illustrations transport viewers into different worlds and yet are highly modern. On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in our interview she answers questions on her work and on France, the fair’s guest country.

Illustrator Isabel Kreitz Photo: © Private Isabel Kreitz studied at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Hamburg and at the New York Parsons School of Design. She creates graphic novels, illustrates children’s books and has among others narrated Uwe Timm’s bestselling novel “Die Entdeckung der Currywurst” (“The Invention of Curried Sausage”) in pictures.



Where do you get inspiration for your comics?

Illustrator Isabel Kreitz Photo (detail): © Isabel Kreitz Which German personality should get his/her own comic?

Illustrator Isabel Kreitz Photo (detail): © Isabel Kreitz Which image of Germany would you like to convey abroad?

Illustrator Isabel Kreitz Photo (detail): © Isabel Kreitz France is the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Please show us one of your figures in a French version.

Illustrator Isabel Kreitz Photo (detail): © Isabel Kreitz Liberté, égalité, fraternité – what would you take to the streets and demonstrate for?

Illustrator Isabel Kreitz Photo (detail): © Isabel Kreitz