What is it like to be of the most despised nationality in modern history? I’m not talking about being an American, though it’s not outrageous to think our history of slavery and treatment of Native Americans would qualify us for that dubious honor. It’s Germany that is so reviled in history, maybe deservedly, maybe not, […]
The offerings from New York Review Comics have revealed one challenging work after another with curation of truly elevated works, but as impressive as they have all been, I don’t think any of them reaches the heights of Voices In The Dark, Ulli Lust’s adaptation of Marcel Beyer’s novel The Karnau Tapes. And, to be […]
The Comicfestival München (Munich Comics Festival) was held last weekend, and numerous comics and graphic novels were honored with the Peng! Award, and the ICOM Independent Comics Award. Tagesspiegel reports on the winners of the Peng!, and has incredible photos! The nominees and winners (💬): Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve […]
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 […]
[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, […]
So there are numerous comics fans wandering the Frankfurt Book Fair. There are lots of manga fans, perhaps more than would be found at an American comic con, as European fandom was never as superhero-centric as that in the United States. So why not add some cosplay to the fun? With the growing popularity of […]
(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 […]
While searching German comics publishers, I discovered a German comic con happening one week after the Frankfurt Book Fair: Comic Action 2012. http://www.comicaction.de/php/index.php?action=ausstellerinfo Here are the bullet points: Running since 1999 Part of SPIEL, a massive games show (halls 4-12 in Essen, 8+9 for comics) 152,000 visitors, 763 exhibitors from 31 nations showing their products […]
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!
Every two years, the Max und Moritz Preis Gala takes place at the International Comics Salon in Erlangen, Germany. Who won? Who was nominated? And what was Marc-Oliver Frisch’s involvement?