Guest cock at the Chicks on Comics exhibition

Chicks on Comics is an ongoing collaboration and comic dialogue by a bunch of women artists from all over the world. I was invited to do some guest art for their exhibition in Berlin on the theme “Spring & Feminism”, and of course I agreed to this great honour. (Even if I’m slightly disturbed by the header graphic they have on the blog … That looks somehow painful! But I guess that’s what art is …?) V^(oo)^;V

Here’s my guest drawing:

True story. I didn’t have time to beat up the guy because I had to get off at the next stop, and I was also still working on managing my anger and violence issues after a long relationship with an abusive man (I hit back before I was able to leave him).
A funnier story is that once I did, on pure reflex, strangle a guy who randomly came up to me at a club and started groping my ass. I kept strangling him until he let go of my ass. V^(oo)^V

Anyway, there were many other very nice pieces of guest art:

Another view of guest works at Chicks on comics

Since I myself didn’t draw any piggies this time, I was a bit worried that there might not be any piggies at all in the exhibition! But to my great relief and joy, there were *two* piggy comics!!!! V^(oo)^V

Piggy comic at Chicks on comics ... i forgot the artist's name ... :(

A take on Little Red Riding Hood, with a piggy bus driver. I’m a pervert (and I like fuzzy animals), so I always want to feel sympathetic to the wolf. The wolf wasn’t nice in this comic, but it did omit the stupid Huntsman – good riddance!
I forgot to note the artist, so I’m only 99% sure, but I think it’s by Sole Otero! V^(oo)^V

Piggy comic #2 at Chicks on comics V^(oo)^V

Piggy comic #2 – guest art by Amadeo González. Yeah …

It’s a very nice exhibition, and everybody who can should go see it! It’ll be up at alphanova in Berlin-Friedrichshain until April 26th. And in any case you have to check out the Chicks on Comics project blog and read all their awesome comics!

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P.S. There were two very nice doggies at the opening:

#ausstellung #instadoggies #doggies
(Photo by Ilan)

This Saturday!

Opening party for the 24h Comics Marathon exhibition (featuring comics by atari_elle, Auge Lorenz, Clémentine Guichard, Darkam, Ilan Katin, Javier Lozano Jaén, Lilli Loge, Tinet Elmgren and maybe more!) + concert with Bananarchie and JFG und die Irregulären, at Panke, Berlin-Wedding!

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(Flyer by Clémentine Guichard!)

Bałtycki Festiwal Komiksu!

At the end of last month I was surprise invited to the Baltic Comics Festival in Gdansk. Last year, Gdansk artists came to Berlin to draw 24 h comics, and Berlin artists went to Gdansk to do the same. Then, for this festival, they printed little books with all the comics and made an exhibition with them. They didn’t have enough German comics, so they asked us from the other 24 h comics session in Berlin last year if we wanted to be part of it. I happened to be one of the first to answer, so there I was …

I had actually never properly met my travel companions Auge and Ulla of the comics library Renate, so it was a bit like, “hey, do you want to go on a road trip to Poland with some random strangers to a festival you’ve never heard about?!” Well, sounds like fun to me! V^(oo)^V
They turned out to be the nicest and most leisurely of people, very nice companions on a slow drive with lots of stops for nice food and interesting sights.

I made some quick sketches of what I saw during the ride:

Girl sitting outside a farmhouse – she actually had bright red hair and a neon green top, which looked interesting, but which a graphite pencil can’t quite catch …
And the great potato monument in Biesiekierz.

Wild piggy grill bar, and an old man standing in the middle of a field with his bike, talking on his cell phone.

Wooden bear in a garden, and a huge fuzzy doggie, the sight of whom made me feel so fuzzy on the inside that I could barely draw. (Yes, my thumbnail is still dirty from yesterday’s gardening efforts.)

All right, so after a few hours of leisurely driving and eating amazing pierogi at rest stops, we arrived in Gdansk …

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24 h comics exhibition at Lashopp in Friedrichshain

The shop/workshop/gallery Lashopp, where we did the 24 h comic marathon last year, has a little exhibition right now with the results of our madness.

On Sunday there was a combined party for both the exhibition and the shop’s one year anniversary …

The Mugger [displayed]

Not only my 24 h comic, The Muggers, but also all my other zines in English and German are for sale at Lashopp now.

Reading hanging comics

Most of the participants brought their 24 h comics in one form or another, and we displayed them nicely suspended from the ceiling, easy to read. Parties where you can read lots of comics are the best parties. :3

Krippa, Guest, Tinet

Crippa introduced me (and my comics) to a nice syndicalist friend from Sweden.

Me in comic form

Some artists implemented the setting of us drawing 24 h comics into their comics. Unfortunately I forgot the name of this artist, who has a very cool realistic style here …

Me in comic form

And Mawil, perhaps the most “pro” of us all, did a little report about it for Tagesspiegel afterwards. You can read it here!

Me in comic form

Somewhere in the hazy sleepless morning hours, when I had finished my comic already, Mawil was looking at all the other people’s comics. Somehow he got all nervous when he saw I was already finished, and was dissing it, “What, they just talk all the time???!!!” – “Well, that IS a very efficient style!!!!” Heh … His comic is pretty awesomepants, so there really was no need to get nervous … :op

(All photos by Ilan Katin)

Rapport från Göteborgs seriefestival 2011

(English version if you click through the photos here on flickr. V^(oo)^V)

(Foto från Blå Ställets facebooksida! Med mig och Johan Ragnarsson från Svenska Superserier.)

24-26 november ägde den allra första upplagan av Göteborgs seriefestival rum. Den hölls på Blå Stället i Angered, i väldigt fina och rymliga lokaler, dock möjligen med nackdelen att vissa borgare och rasister kanske inte vågar åka ut till de nordöstra förorterna … :op

Jag själv har bott i en av dessa förorter (Hjällbo), och gått på Angeredsgymnasiet, som är en del av samma byggnadskomplex med Blå Stället, så jag tycker att det är helt fantastiskt roligt att Marcelo Romero har tagit initiativet till en seriefestival just där!

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