The Berlin Wall. A comic book presents history

The Berlin Wall is a topic everyone has heard of – more or less. Apart from what I knew from school classes and personal experience – growing up in West Germany – I came across it a few years ago while participating in the production of a documentary. A book featuring unbelievable stories...


DIY – Colour your own Graphic Novel

DIY colouring books - every kid used to have one of these and it is kind of impossible to think they might be overseen by the comic book industry. Manga fans all over the world showed us how it works: a real fan doesn't just read manga – a real fan is manga. Cosplaying and drawing and col...


Colour me surprised

When we talk about a specific comic book it is mostly the artist who gets the credit. In Germany only sometimes the writers will get the attention, too, while in the US they are generally treated with much more respect. Very often writers are Eisner Award winners and thereby honoured for...


Congratulations to the winners of our little horror quiz!

It's decided! We picked out three lucky winners of our horror quiz to get 2 audio CDs of Russel & Brandon's series "Faith VAN HELSING". We hope your nerves are up to this! No luck today? Our next quiz is already in the making and will feature a similar topic. To make sure you won't miss...


Welcome to another dimension: Pop up comic books

Some kids would definitely contradict the theory that you can learn valuable things from your math class. And of course I would have agreed years ago. Today I'm quite surprised by the value of this science. The Japanese, of course, have known this for quite a few hundres years: A complex o...


Art Spiegelman – "High Culture for Lowbrows"

If ever there was a comic artist who wasn't afraid of explosive cultural and political issues it would be Art Spiegelman. Just think of "In the Shadow of No Towers". Even the customs officer who sometimes hands over our non-duty-free US packages while he keeps searching for ambiguous symbo...


Apocalypse then: Brian Wood's "The Massive"

Last time I spent more than 5 hours on a ship I got seasick. A bunch of crazy English girls were celebrating their all night-hen-party while a force 9 wind was rocking the boat. I have never again set foot on such a vessel since and THIS is the only perspective from which I can still bear...


Haarmann – The story of a German serial killer

Isabell Kreitz's graphic novel "Haarmann" tells the story of "Fritz" Haarmann, a German serial killer born October 25, 1879. From 1918 to 1924 Haarmann killed 24 young men and finally got caught and convicted in 1925. The graphic novel documents this episode in his life and a German post W...


Pack ice – Into the cold

What would it have been like to travel to the North Pole in 1909? Well – cold for one thing. Matthew Henson (1866–1955) from Maryland was the first man to achieve this goal. Together with commander Robert E. Peary he reached the "geographical" north pole in 1909 and made history. In the fo...


Max & Moritz Award 2012

On Friday, June 8, 2012 the jury of the international Comic Salon in Germany announced this years winners of the famous Max & Moritz Award. "Packeis" by Simon Schwartz was declared best German comic book while Joe Sacco's graphic novel "Gaza" turned out to be the jury's favourite for best...


Death cult and sugar icings – Our ancestors' dust

Felix Pestemer (* December 31, 1974, Braunschweig) lives and works in Berlin. He studied art in Berlin and illustration in Barcelona and Mexico City. His work is a skillful mélange of both disciplines. "Der Staub der Ahnen" (Dust of the Ancestors) is his debut in the comic world and most p...


50 years of Spiderman – The world's most famous pop culture icon

Everyone – really almost every human being – knows Spiderman. The pop culture icon in the blue and red costume is famous throughout the world since Sam Raimi’s Film in 2002. Almost exactly 50 years ago, in June 1962, "Amazing Fantasy" #15 hit stores and changed the world of superheroes for...


Winner of our special GCT-lottery 2012

The winner of our free comic book day special lottery is:


What you should know about Erlangen – Comicsalon 2012

Comics – are great stuff for kids. What now? Please! If you still think THAT you definitely missed something during the last few years. It’s been a long while since comic books have surpassed this stereotype of the 60s and have turned into more than just "colorful pictures for kids and ill...


Fallen Angel – "Anna's Paradise"

1946 – it’s only a few days until Christmas when something falls from the sky and lands in Victor’s backyard. Victor is a black marketeer and picks up the girl Anna who turns out to be a fallen angel of death and has left her own relams to get in touch with her human side. Unfortunately sh...