In the neighbourhood of cat brothers Othello and Giovanni, a beautiful cat lady moves in. Othello and his friend Karlchen immediately fall for the prize-winning Moni, who takes part in a ‘cat show‘ in the city‘s old grand department store that has been empty for years. But Lavinia Lifting, a greedy ex-model that hosts the show, and her husband Mark Mörtel have other plans: Deep in the building, in an old safe, lies something that they desperately want to have. And they are not picky when it comes to how to get it...
Written and illustrated by Thilo Krapp, 12,90 € (D), 13,30 € (A), HC, 177 p.
I finally can announce the next children‘s book project I'm working on. This art nouveau side table that I found in an antiques shop in Potsdam last year with its inricate pattern perfectly expresses where the book will be set: It will hopefully transfer the young and older reader directly into the year 1900. I am very much looking forward to beginning this!
Erlangen (the whole city)
My signing schedule for the Comicsalon Erlangen is up! I will sign my War of the Worlds graphic novel at the Egmont booth (in Hall A, at the Schlossplatz/‘Palace Square‘) along with my new short story ‘The Hohenzollern of Hoboken‘ that is also for sale there! Come along and grab a book & drawing at the following days & hours :)
Friday, 1st of June:
3 – 4 pm
Saturday, June 2nd:
11 – 12 am
4 – 5 pm
Sunday, June 3rd:
11 – 12 am
2 – 3 pm
On top of that there‘s a panel about queer comics and their characters on Friday at 5.30 pm in the Orangerie at the Schlossgarten (‘palace garden‘). Markus Pfalzgraf has asked me, Reinhard Kleist, Martina Schradi and Nikki Smith to talk about what is essential to comic book characters with different sexual orientations and gender identities, how they are drafted and their stories are told and what the obstacles are for those who are inventing them. Come along, it will be an interesting open talk I guess!