Meet one of Germany's most thrilling and internationally renowned cartoonist Aisha Franz at Other Books. Aisha Franz will present her third graphic novel Shit is Real
(Drawn & Quarterly, 2018, translated by Nicholas Houde), which was recently nominated for an LA Times Book Prize, and will give an insight of her recent works.
© Aisha Franz
Aisha Franz is a Berlin-based comic book artist. She studied illustration at Kunsthochschule Kassel, a college of fine arts in Germany. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies such as KUŠ and as an illustrator she has worked for clients including the MIT Technology Review and the New York Times among others.
In her work, she explores the possibilities of self-publishing while trying to push the boundaries of storytelling within the comic medium.
She has published three graphic novels, her latest being Shit is Real
Aisha Franz is a master of portraying feminine loneliness and confusion while keeping her characters tough and real. Her artwork shifts from sparseness to detailed futurist with ease. Her characters fidget and twirl as they zip through a world both foreign and familiar. Base human desires and functions alternate with dreamlike symbolism to create a tension-filled tale of the nightmare that is modern life.
This event received support from
BOOKS FIRST, the Goethe-Institut’s new program for bringing literature in German to English-speaking readers.