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Uli Oesterle & Mawil

Thanks to Blank Slate Books the work of two outstanding German comics creators has finally seen print in English translation. Mawil and Uli Oesterle will be signing copies of their books at Gosh Comics and following their signing (6pm to 7pm) the two will be in conversation with Alex Fitch. You’ll also get a chance to ask some questions of your own before the night is through! More…

Mawil is part of the influential Berlin comics collective Monogatari, is an award-winning cartoonist, and regularly teaches at comics festivals in Europe. His lively illustration style last appeared in the form of The Band, in which he relives his schoolboy fantasy of being in a rock band, and Home & Away, which is about growing up in East Berlin after the wall came down, and fighting videogame addiction. They join Mawil’s previous books Sparky O’Hare and We Can Still Be Friends.

Uli Oesterle is the author of several graphic novels in German, is also a graphic designer, and has provided countless illustrations for advertisements and magazines. Over on his blog he regularly posts his latest cartoons for magazines such as Playboy, joining legends such as Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Gahan Wilson and Vargas in the well-thumbed pages of Hefner’s finest. His first book from Blank Slate is Hector Umbra, a sci-fi detective story involving a trip to the realm of the dead. One to watch if you’re a fan of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy.

Where: Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, Soho W1F 0DR
When: Friday, November 18, 2011 6pm to 7pm


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