Graphik: Dominik Wendland © Goethe-Institut New Delhi Artists from all over the world From minimalist sketches to detailed images, from autobiographical stories to historical narratives: Our comic-strip artists are divers. We introduce artists – and tell what motivates them while traveling. Sarnath Banerjee Sarnath Banerjee, born in Kolkata in 1972, is one of India’s most successful graphic novelists. In short, autofictional episodes, he portrais daily life in India in the midst of mythology and popular culture. Gunther Schumann Gunther Schumann has been working as an independent artist and illustrator in many different places around the world. Diverse grants and scholarships have enabled him to approach cities through his drawings. He has received awards primarily for his video works. His perspective is poetic, political, reflective, varied and unconventional. Barbara Yelin She has drawn for the Frankfurter Rundschau and the Tagesspiegel, publishes books and conducts workshops all over the world. Barbara Yelin is one of the best German-language comic artists. Calle Claus Calle Claus, German cartoonist and text writer, illustrator and radio play author, also teaches at various universities and art schools as a lecturer for drawing, character design and storytelling. More Philip Cassirer As an illustrator, Philip Cassirer recreates the place from memory, from sketches or even with the help of photographs. In addition to "What does a yak cost", the Hamburg native has published an illustrated "Technology book for children". Reinhard Kleist When Reinhard Kleist draws, he tries to reproduce what he sees in a way that enables the viewer to develop a feeling for the place. From atmosphere and mood to things such as temperature. Mehr Mawil When Mawil draws he is only halfway approachable and deeply immersed. In a travel photograph – in contrast to a drawing – he can never capture everything that he considers important in that particular moment. The people, the atmosphere, the panorama, the music in the background, the insider or running gags during the trip. Ulli Lust Ulli Lust is an Austrian comic artist, illustrator and online publisher. She is considered a representative of "documentary comics". Her trademark: the preference for people in everyday life and for real social studies. Tim Dinter When Tim Dinter draws he connects with the place. After the first set of sketches, he develops a deeper, more familiar perspective that helps produce a good drawing of the typical characteristics of a place. Travel drawings are always good for engaging more closely with an unknown place. Jens Harder When Jens Harder draws, he is fully focused and should not be distracted (his children are then met only by his ‘evil eye’ or with an angry hiss). Jan Bauer The graphic realization takes place at Jan Bauer's home, after the trip. To tell a story, it's not enough just to replay events. Omission is probably the most important part of the creative process for Jan Bauer. Alexandra Klobouk While drawing Alexandra Klobouk always tries, above all, to tell stories, and with humour. If drawing on the spot, she identifies a particular section or detail that she would like to capture and then try to further reduce the scene down to its essence – through comments, reduction or exaggeration. The artist from Regensburg has received several awards. Bharath Murthy Bharath Murthy was born in Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat in 1978. The fan of Japanese manga and subculture works as a cartoonist, teacher and filmmaker. © Nicole Sturz Sascha Hommer For his book, "In China", Sascha Hommer kept a graphic diary. However, it was more about taking notes than an attempt to put any good drawings on paper. Sebastian Lörscher As Sebastian Lörscher sat and drew on the streets in India, Haiti or Nigeria, people could look over his shoulder and ask what he was doing – and he could ask them questions, too. For him, drawing was always a door opener to the people and their stories.