Sharing Session | 05.12.2017 Werther Reloaded – Meet Graphic Novelist Franziska Walther

Sharing Session Teaser © Franziska Walther

Tue, 05.12.2017

Sun Yat Sen Library of the Province of Guangdong

No. 213
Wenming Rd
Guangzhou, Guangdong

The German comic artist Franziska Walther is visiting Guangzhou to present her award winning graphic novel „Werther Reloaded“.

For the opening of the exhibition „A House United“ German comic artist Franziska Walther is visiting Guangzhou Province Library to present her work “Werther Reloaded”. In a Sharing Session with Chinese comic artist Kuang Biao, she give an insight into her way of working and will show how the book was created.
She will also conduct a workshop on literary adaptations, graphic novels which take classic work and transform them. Please click here for more information on this event.
About Franziska Walther:

Franziska Walther © Franziska Walther Franziska Walther holds a diploma in Design, and is a writer, illustrator and architect located in Hamburg and Weimar. Following the spirit of the city of Bauhaus she founded the platform SEHEN IST GOLD® which serves as a creative and experimental laboratory for good design ideas. Since October 2013 she also spends part of her time in Hamburg. Both locations are connected through different qualities: Weimar offers a space to muse and get a new perspective while Hamburg is the harbor to the world.
Franziska works interdisciplinary and holistically in the fields of communication design, illustration and book design. Her works are conceptually and visually stunning. It is geared to the target groups and follows a structured and multi-channel strategy. The interdisciplinary work approach allows a holistic visual solution and provides innovative approach. Franziska has a weakness for beautifully illustrated books, uneven numbers and cats on squares.
Franziska received numerous national and international awards for her works in illustration and book design, including the Joseph-Binder-Award 2012 in Gold for the book “Peter Schlemihl's Remarkable Story”
About Kuang Biao:
Born in 1966, Guangzhou, Kuang Biao is an influential Chinese political cartoonist and microblogger. His comics blog has attracted over 46 million page views. He has worked at the daily tabloid newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily as its Cartoon Editor, and his work has been published in China Digital Times, an independent, bilingual media organization, and the once-popular weekly Chinese newspaper Satire and Humor. He currently works as a comics artist, curator, and the artistic director of the Hong Kong Macau Media Enterprises. Since 2011, more than 370 works of his have been collected by museums and private collectors from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany and the United States.