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Comics, Manga & Co.
The New Culture of German Comics



Conceived by the Goethe-Institut and Matthias Schneider, Comics, Manga & Co. The New Culture of German Comics presents two generations of German comics artists: the avant-garde that paved the way for the emergence of an independent culture of German comics, and a generation of younger comics artists whose work embraces new aesthetic and narrative aspects. The exhibition and the catalogue, which includes additional texts by Matthias Schneider, aims to provide insight into the diverse world of German comics. Exhibiting artists are Arne Bellstorf, Anke Feuchtenberger, Flix, Jens Harder, Sascha Hommer, Line Hoven, Ulf K., Reinhard Kleist, Isabel Kreitz, Mawil, Christina Plaka, Martin Tom Dieck and Henning Wagenbreth.

Admission to the exhibition is free and the opening times are Monday-Thursday 1pm-7pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm, closed Friday and Sunday,

Alongside the exhibition, the Goethe-Institut London in association with Comica Festival is organising a programme of events, including conversations with Anke Feuchtenberger and comics author and historian Andreas Knigge, as well as a Manga & Cosplay Night with Christina Plaka, and a scraperboard workshop by Line Hoven, who will also be attending the Comica Comiket Fair on Saturday November 10th. Click on these links for details and for booking tickets or RSVPs.

Poster illustration by Henning Wagenbreth.

Tickets: Admission Free
Where: Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PH
When: November 3 to December 15, 2012

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"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
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"...fascinating..."
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"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
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"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
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