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Graphic TraveloguesGraphik: Dominik Wendland © Goethe-Institut New Delhi

Graphic Travelogues

"Travel - it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller." (Ibn Battuta).

In other words, whoever travels can tell something. Spoken, photographed or drawn. Graphic Travelogues are dedicated to this form. Various travel comics already exist, often initiated by the Goethe-Institut - but scattered, sometimes difficult to find. Graphic Travelogues collects old treasures, creates new ones and presents them in a new setting. Join us on this special journey, experience and immerse yourself in new worlds.
 

On the go with the pen

Where did our artists go? You can track their travel routes and destinations on the map. Discover known and unknown places and experience them from a new, drawn perspective. Simply zoom in and click on the illustrations!
 



Current Comics

 © Gregor Hinz (detail)

For Adventurers
"Saint-Victor-sur-Rhins"

In Saint-Victor-sur-Rhins Gregor, Hinz takes us to the small community of the same name in the French Auvergne-Rhone-Alps region. His picture story is composed of a series of fragments painted with felt-tip pens, which tell of his travel impressions with a wink.

 © Jens Harder (detail)

For City Explorers
"Cités - Lima"

Jens Harder rambled through Lima for five hours without a plan, without a goal. The outcome consists of fleeting, marginal observations that show that lengthy research isn’t always necessary.

Barcelona © Calle Claus

For Everyday Heroes
"Barcelona"

In 2013, Calle Claus was a part of the ‘Comic Transfer’ programme organised by the Goethe-Institut and travelled from Hamburg to Barcelona. He felt most comfortable in the Catalonian capital when he was able to escape the hordes of tourists flooding the city.

 © Sebastian Lörscher (detail)

For Everyday Heroes
"Novosibirsk"

For its 125th city anniversary, the Goethe-Institut invited Sebastian Lörscher to spend a week reporting on everyday life and the art scene there. It’s impossible to capture a city of millions like Novosibirsk as a visitor in just one week, so  Lörscher limited himself to brief incidents and encounters that together form a larger picture of life in the city.

Salvador is renowned not only for its Portuguese colonial architecture, but also for its tropical coast. The city has an incredible 80 km of idyllic beaches. While the Atlantic waves attract numerous surfers, the protected Baía de Todos os Santos invites for a swim. Coconuts are sold at every corner! © Gunther Schumann

For Everyday Heroes
"Once upon a time in Salvador"

Gunther Schumann says that street art (also in combination with comic art) is the method he uses to explore places. He always has a sketchbook with him because drawing helps block out other attractions, but ultimately, he needs space. He does not like to sit in front of small sheets. His street comic "Once upon a time in Salvador" starts like a fairy tale.

Graphic Travelogues Graphik: Dominik Wendland © Goethe-Institut New Delhi

Artists from all over the world

Learn more about our well-known artists, including Barbara Yelin, Reinhard Kleist and Sarnath Banerjee. All with proven comic expertise and sometimes with more, sometimes with less travel experience in the respective country.

Graphic Travelogues Graphik: Dominik Wendland © Goethe-Institut New Delhi

About Graphic Travelogues

Graphic Travelogues presents travel experiences by comic artists from different countries, illuminates and identifies recurring topics. From sketches to graphic novels, graphic diaries and travel drawings, we collect treasures here and question concepts and motivations, techniques and experiences.


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