Keynote Speech at WISSVibes

September 17 + 18, 2021, 4-6 pm (Friday) + 9.30 am-5 pm (Saturday), barcamp (in ZOOM)

I’m really looking forward to this online barcamp, where I’m a speaker! It’s WISSVibes21!

WISSVibes is a project by Tanja Wehr, which has set itself the goal of spreading knowledge culture (“Knowing is the new sexy”) through events such as this barcamp. In case you wonder, A barcamp means that there is a fixed schedule, but the topics are not so strictly defined in advance. Similar to conferences, speakers are booked about 6 months in advance and everything is packed up and ready, but at the event itself there is enough space and time to have the interesting conversations during the breaks because of which we all are attending, too.

I will be there with a keynote speech at the event taking place in ZOOM. My topic is: “‘Getting knowledge among the people – edutainment in comics and children’s books”. As you can see from my works shown here on this site, I illustrate non-fiction books and comics that repeatedly incorporate historical facts on the visual and narrative level. In my talk, I want to show my approach to researching and incorporating these facts into my work, and how they influence both the illustration and the narrative.

I will hold my speech on Saturday morning. But you can also find out more about the program of the barcamp here.

I would love to see you on the other side of the screen at the weekend! See ya!

WAR OF THE WORLDS Graphic Novel: Workshop Talk and Book Signing at Planet Comics in Erfurt

August 7th, 2021, Planet Comics Erfurt, Eichenstraße 7, 99084 Erfurt (Thuringia, Germany)

Next Saturday, August 7th, 2021, I’ll be in the comic shop Planet Comics in beautiful Erfurt at 3:00 p.m. I will present you the new color edition of WAR OF THE WORLDS (Carlsen Comics) and in addition to a workshop talk with me, where I will tell you about the creation of the graphic novel and my work behind it, I will of course sign the book :).

I’m really looking forward to seeing you there!

Musical Reading of WAR OF THE WORLDS

May 28th, 8:00 p.m., live at the Youtube channel of Carlsen Comics

Together with the musician Jörg Walter, Carlsen Comics and I will stage my graphic novel adaption of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS in a multimedia experience. The musical reading provides an extraordinary impression of the comic book, which will be published on June 29, 2021. The graphic novel captivates with accuracy the Victorian setting and atmospherically captures both the dramatic and satirical elements of the classic Wells novella.

In an interview with Matthias Wieland, I’ll give you a live look ‘behind the scenes’ and report on my working process on the graphic novel. The whole event will be streamed live on the Facebook and YouTube channel of Carlsen Comics on May 28th, 8 p.m.!

Here is the link to the Carlsen Comics Youtube channel.

You can find all further information on the new color edition of WAR OF THE WORLDS at Carlsen here.

Something to sweeten the waiting time

Something is missing when you can’t do live presentations of your new book. But for known reasons it’s not possible right now.

In order to sweeten the waiting time until the next reading for me and you, I am showing you a little trailer for a reading concert – a format that the musician Jörg Walter and I have developed. While I am reading from a book, and it’s pictures are shown on a screen, he improvises the right music on a historical reed organ to that. We already did this kind of reading for my graphic novel on H.G. Wells’ WAR OF THE WORLDS – the trailer below shows a new reading of this format that combines my picture book THE LIGHTS OF PARIS – ÉMILE AT THE WORLD FAIR and my graphic novel adaptation of 20,000 MILES UNDER THE SEA, which is currently in progress. We look forward to holding such readings again as soon as the situation allows it!

WAR OF THE WORLDS graphic novel concert

December 2nd 2019, 7:30 pm
Heinrich-Schulz-Bibliothek, Rathaus Charlottenburg, Berlin

Having something to announce! Next Monday, December 2nd, we are giving a book concert reading of my WAR OF THE WORLDS graphic novel at the Heinrich-Schulz-Bibliothek (a library) which is in the Charlottenburg town hall in Berlin (7:30 pm). Entrance is free!

I will read parts of the comic while beeing musically accompanied by reed organ player Jörg Walter, who wrote awesome musical leitmotifs for the parts I‘m reading and who will improvise about these simultaneaously. Imagine a black and white silent movie accompanied by live music, only with me reading the text from the balloons of the comic panels being projected to the screen, and you got a pretty close picture of what we have in store for you that evening!

More events:

Keynote Speech at WISSVibes

September 17 + 18, 2021

17.09 .: 3:30 pm admission (in ZOOM) from 3:30 pm, the camp starts at 4:00 pm – the official program ends around 6:00 pm (so there’s time to exchange and network afterwards)

September 18: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For access in ZOOM, please order a ticket on the WissvVibes website:

Something to sweeten the waiting time

In order to sweeten the waiting time until the next reading for me and you, I am showing you a little trailer for a reading concert – a format that the musician Jörg Walter and I have developed.


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