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Graphic Novels
Goethe Medal Graphic Novels

Illustrationen von Hamed Eshrat, Lukas Jüliger und Reinhard Kleist
Illustrationen von Hamed Eshrat, Lukas Jüliger und Reinhard Kleist | © Goethe-Institut

How can we celebrate important moments in the midst of a pandemic? As we were not able to award the Goethe Medal to Ian McEwan in a traditional ceremony, we asked three German graphic novel artists (Hamed Eshrat, Lukas Jüliger and Reinhard Kleist) to reinvent it through visual storytelling. The journey takes us from early Ian McEwan's inspirations to satisfactory hotels - and at one point, even Mephisto makes an appearance!

Traditionally, the award ceremony of the Goethe Medal takes place on 28 August, the birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This year, we are contributing to the digital award ceremony with the first short graphic novel from the Goethe Medal Novel Series. More graphic novels will be published on 28 September and 28 October!

Hamed Eshrat

  • Hamed Eshrat: Goethe Medal 2020 Graphic Novels Hamed Eshrat | © Goethe-Institut
  • Hamed Eshrat: Goethe Medal 2020 Graphic Novels Hamed Eshrat | © Goethe-Institut
  • Hamed Eshrat: Goethe Medal 2020 Graphic Novels Hamed Eshrat | © Goethe-Institut
  • Hamed Eshrat: Goethe Medal 2020 Graphic Novels Hamed Eshrat | © Goethe-Institut

Coming up on 28 September 2020: Lukas Jüliger


Lukas Jüliger: Goethe Medal 2020 Graphic Novels Lukas Jüliger | © Goethe-Institut Stay tuned for the publication of the short graphic novel by Lukas Jüliger, which will explore the visual world of Ian McEwan's books. Reinhard Kleist: Goethe Medal 2020 Graphic Novels Reinhard Kleist | © Goethe-Institut

Coming up on 28 October 2020: Reinhard Kleist

Reinhard Kleist portraited many well-known artists  like Nick Cave, David Bowie and some equally famous fictional figures (Dorian). For the award ceremony of the Goethe Medal, the two worlds will meet - and it's going to get dark...
 

Stay tuned for the next graphic novels!

We will publish the short graphic novels by Lukas Jüliger and Reinhard Kleist on 28 September and 28 October 2020. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get notifications!

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