"DIE MAUER - BERICHT AUS PALÄSTINA"/"The Wall – Reporting from Palestine" by Maximilien Le Roy (born 1985 in Paris) has been published in Germany in March 2012. The book tells the story of Mahmoud Abu Srour who lives on the West Bank. His daily life is largely affected by Israel's barricaded areas surrounding his homeland. In 2008 Le Roy and Mahmoud had met at an illustrating workshop at the cultural center of Bethlehem's refugee camp "Aida". The graphic novel turned out as the result of Le Roy's visit to Mahmoud in 2009. Edition Moderne has printed the book, referred to as his "most important work" in German. Following a French "tradition" Le Roy prefers his comic books to cover intellectual issues (like the ideas of Nitzsche) and treat social and cultural problems critically. He usually also "draws" portraits of people known to him and is not afraid to visit conflict areas all around the world to find his topics. He is equally interested in the stories of countries and people – like that of a Tunesian youth – Hosni – who lives on the streets of Lyon. In 2009 he helped organize an exhibition in Palestine covering the history and political development of Gaza and visited Vietnam in 2010. Le Roy tracked Henry David Thoreau and Russian poet Majakowski and moulded his experiences into comic books. In 2011 he also travelled to China. His latest work "Dans la nuit la Liberté nous écoute" ("At Night Liberty Listens to Us") is about a young Frenchman soldier fighting "terrorism" in the 1946 French Indochina war.