You Won’t Believe What’s Happening in Munich This Week!

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Every other year, Munich hosts the Munich Comic Festival (Comicfestival München), which, like other continental comics festivals, offers a diverse international guest list while still celebrating the local talent! For those who kann nicht Deustsch sprechen, here’s the official greeting: The Munich Comic Festival is the second largest comic event of its kind in Germany […]

24 Hours of International Comics: Germany

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[When visiting the German-language sites below, I suggest using Google Chrome, or another web browser which allows for easy translation of German.  And if you read only one thing from this post, it should be this.] Guten Tag! Germany… it’s a bit of a conundrum in Continental comics. Smack dab in the middle of Europe, […]

The Winners of the Max und Moritz-Preis for Best German Comics

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Every two years, the city of Erlangen, Germany hosts the Erlangen Comics Salon. In a nutshell, it’s the German version of Angoulême.  It’s not as crazy or as big, as the German comics scene is about ten years behind the United States in development.  (Which is curious, giving the ubiquitous  Franco-Belgian and American comics found […]

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Comics Awards

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Last weekend, The Frankfurt Book Fair showcased two German comics awards: The Deutscher Cartoon Preis (German Cartoon Prize), awarded since 2006 Sondermann Publikumspreis (Sondermann audience award), awarded since 2004 The German Cartoon Prize has two divisions: newcomer (Aufsteiger), and published (Buch). The newcomer award was presented to Stefan Wirkus, an entertainer, cartoonist, caricaturist, and emcee.  […]

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Die Pflichtlektüre

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(Die Pflichtlektüre translates to “required reading” in German.  Most of the following links are auf Deutsch, so either use a translation program (Google Chrome does it automatically), or find a friend to help you.) In English: The Goethe Institute has a great website for German comics!  (Also includes links to various sites and publishers.) [Anyone […]

Frankfurt “Comic-Con” 2012

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While 115,000 people converged upon the New York Comic Con last week, some 280,000 booksellers, publishers, and bibiophiles packed the halls at the Frankfurt Book Fair, held October 10-14.

German Comics: Internationaler Comics Salon Erlangen 2012

Angoulême. San Diego. Tokyo. Barcelona. New York. Erlangen? A comics show… in Germany? In a small city most people haven’t heard of? Held every other year since 1984? It can’t be worthy of a post, can it? Ah… read on and discover!