Tunnel 57 – Stories from the underground

Stories revolving around the Berlin Wall are tragic, sometimes exciting, maybe also a little unbelivable. Even today it seems fascinating what risks "good" GDR citizens were prepared to take on to escape their government's regime. The exhibition "Tunnel 57 – Geschichte im Untergrund/Histor...


Let me think - "I seem to remeber something here..."

Berlin based illustrator Flix was one of the first ones to create a comic series on the issue of Germany divided and reunified. Quite in time for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2009. For two years he had been producing newspaper cartoons on an regular basis...


What it's like on the other side: The Berlin Wall

"drüben!" ("the other side!") is Simon Schwartz's (Packeis) comic book debut combining a most important chapter of recent German history with his personal experience and fate. He recounts the story of his parents who had to make a difficult and life-changing decision: In the early 80s th...


Comic book stories about walls

Growing up in the 80s it seemed kind of impossible to avoid Pink Floyd's "The Wall" – the song could be heard day in day out on the radio. Its ambguity was kind of unambiguous. And even today its essential question remains: "Why on earth do people like to build walls?" The list of those –...


Another way to the "Classics": Drama "light"

DRAMA LIGHT is a Berlin based group of comic and illustrating artist on a "literary mission". Their goal, to connect "The Arts" has brought about a quite impressive project: several classics of literature have been transformed into a series of 24-page comic books each presenting well known...


Comics take over Berlin

COMICINVASIONBERLIN – a brandnew comic festival featuring exhibitions, book tables, presentations, concerts and much more – welcomed Berlin visitors on April 19, 2012. Like with so many other cool Berlin art projects, admission was free. The festival went down at HBC (HaBeCe GmbH, situated...