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...