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Simon Schwartz
Vita Obscura

Vita Obscura
Photo (cut): Vita Obscura © Avant

Vita Obscura © Avant 33 remarkable stories about unrecognized or forgotten superheroes of history like the computer pioneer Alan Turing or the blind music genius Moondog, but also unremembered eccentrics. There is an imposter selling the Eiffel Tower, the only emperor of America, the doppelganger of tsar Ivan the Terrible, and the awesome monster Pulgasari. And who stole Albert Einstein's brain? Nothing is invented, every story is true and aesthetically depicted in a way that reflects the facet of time. Stories that show us the entire diversity and absurdity of human culture.
Simon Schwartz (* 1982, Erfurt) studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and has lived in Hamburg since 2011. Both this graphic novel „The other side of the Wall“ (translated by Laura Watkinson) and his second one “First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson” (2015) were acknowledged with awards.

About the Novel
Publishing year 2014
Publishing house avant-verlag
Pages 72
ISBN 9783939080947
Signature 741.5 Schwa
Link to the OPAC* https://hanoi.bibliothek.goethe.de/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=11722&shelfbrowse_itemnumber=4889#holdings
Trial reading https://www.simon-schwartz.com/portfolio/graphic-novels/vita-obscura/
* OPAC: Online Public Access Catalogue of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi