Comic Interview Flix on Inspiration, Protest – and France

Flix likes unconventional formats. The illustrator also does comic book readings – calling them “slow cinema”. Here he gives an interview and answers with drawings. On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in our interview Flix answers questions on his work and on France, the Guest of Honour at the Book Fair.
 

Illustrator Flix Illustrator Flix | Photo: Flix; © Carlsen Verlag The illustrator Flix lives in Berlin and studied at the arts university HBKsaar in Saarbrücken. In addition to classic comics he produces graphic novels and has illustrated two literary classics, namely “Faust” and “Don Quixote”. His best-known comic figure is “held”, who has clear autobiographical traits.

Where do you get inspiration for your comics?

Flix; © Carlsen Verlag Photo (detail): Flix; © Carlsen Verlag

Which German personality should get his/her own comic?

Flix; © Carlsen Verlag Photo (detail): Flix; © Carlsen Verlag

Which image of Germany would you like to convey abroad?

Flix; © Carlsen Verlag Photo (detail): Flix; © Carlsen Verlag

France is the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Please show us one of your figures in a French version.

Flix; © Carlsen Verlag Photo (detail): Flix; © Carlsen Verlag

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – what would you take to the streets and demonstrate for?

Flix; © Carlsen Verlag Photo (detail): Flix; © Carlsen Verlag