FIBDA, Algiers comics festival21-10-16
I spent three weeks in Algiers to study Arabic and attend FIBDA, the Algiers international comics festival.
Coming soon: Samandal05-09-16
A new short story, drawn live entirely and starring four of my friends. To be published soon through Samandal (Beirut) and Alifbata (Marseille).
exhibition @ Kolo02-09-16
Pengerkatu 9 in Helsinki. I have some new works up: Pages from ‘Cuttings’, plus originals from recent short stories for Strapazin, Kuti and Samandal.
Helsinki Comics Festival30-08-16
Upcoming this weekend: A small expo at Helsinki Sarjakuvafestivaalit. The venue is Kolo, Pengerskatu 9 in the Kallio district.
I will be on the festival stage Friday and talk about… work? Probably. And about travelling and comics journalism, since one of the festival themes is „journey“. My first comic book „In the land of earlybirds“ was recently translated to Finnish as „Aamuvirkkujen maassa”. I still wonder how they squeezed the title into those two words.
Finalist for Leibinger Award30-08-16
The book I am working on, WT „Triangles“, is among the ten shortlisted books for the award offered by Berthold Leibinger Foundation.
Congrats to the winner, Tina Brenneisen!
Here is a sneak peak of what the book will look like. I am sixty pages in.
This week I’ve been working on the reading of ‘Cuttings’ with my friend, sound artist and composer Joen Szmidt, who wrote some electronic music to go with the stories. A new and very nice experience to see the images change mood depending on the music. Thanks to Joen, and to Sascha Hommer and Jul Gordon for organising the reading in Hamburg and inciting me to include sound.
In the mail today:20-06-16
My contribution to the district of Neukölln’s publication about the park around the corner from my studio, Körnerpark.
Upcoming: Bookreading in Hamburg19-06-16
More about the event in the taz: „Nicht nur zwischen Buchdeckeln“.
Guest speaker at Hamburg University06-06-16
I had the pleasure to join Prof. Doerte Bischoff’s literature class alongside comics scholar Andreas Platthaus on June 1st for a workshop about exile and migration in comics. The event was part of Tage des Exils.