After 8 years of travelling the exhibition has come to an end, but the comiXconnection-network will continue.
Saturday, 16 October 2021, 8pm
Comics Concert by and with Itay Dvori.
The comic concert, postponed several times, has finally taken place on the evening of 16 October in the Bibliothek am Luisenbad, Berlin. A whole two years after the announcement, everyone was very excited about the concert with compositions to comics from comiXconnection. The long wait was really worth it. In addition to sound settings of Edmond Baudoin’s “Le Voyage,” Shaun Tan’s “The Arrival,” and other pieces from his repertoire Itay Dvori played his new compositions to 6 stories drawn by Slovenian, Croatian, Hungarian and Czech artists. One of the highlights was the story It was written by David Krančan, whose panels are not arranged one after the other like in a movie, but one big picture contains already all sequences, which the viewer has to approach step by step.
And for the first time, Ileana Surducan’s animated comic Precious Present was on show, set to music by Itay Dvori. Fascinating how the music intensified the plot tension and finally led to a — surprising — ending after a dramatic course. The whole concert has been a fitting end to a long-running project.
Location | Bibliothek am Luisenbad, Badstraße 39, 13357 Berlin
Saturday, 22 August 2020, 7pm
Hallertau – Seasonal Work in Times of Covid-19
Artist talk about making a comic diary
Lockdown in spring 2020: Every evening science journalist Alexandra Hamann keeps diary about her seasonal work spontaneously started on hop farms in Bavarian Hallertau. She sends texts and photos to comic artist Julia Kluge, who transforms the episodes into colourful panels from a distance (https://mintwissen.com/hopfen). The artist talk will give an insight into the making of and backgrounds of the comic diary and this particular way of artistic cooperation.
In good weather the artist talk will take place in the museum’s garden.
Admission from 6pm, the comic can be read in the exhibition.
Please register at email@example.com (limited attendance)
Facebook Link: Hallertau – Seasonal Work in Times of Covid-19
Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 7pm
Kino Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid, Serbia 2018, 62 min, D: Đorđe Marković.
Comic-artist Aleksandar Zograf investigates the life of Veljko Kockar, a little known artist who created Kaktus Kid in Belgrade during WW II.
Screening and Q&A with Aleksandar Zograf and Ivan Petrović. Admission is free. In cooperation with the German Comics Association. Please register at lilian.pithan[at]deutscher-comicverein.de
Saturday – Sunday, 8–9 February 2020, 11am – 6pm
Comics Journalism Workshop at the MEK
Journalists and comic artists come together to examine throgh words and images how museums across Europe reflect current cultural and social processes of transformation.
In cooperation with the German Comics Association http://deutscher-comicverein.de/workshop-comicjournalismus-museum/
Filmstills from the Comics Concert by and with Itay Dvori:
Photos from the setting of the comiXconnection exhibition in Berlin:
Photos from the setting of the additional exhibition area of comiXconnection in Berlin:
New additional exhibition about comics journalism:
New additional exhibition about Berlin
The recently published comic diary about seasonal work in Hallertau/Bavaria on display in comiXconnection. In the artist talk, moderated by Axel Halling, Alexandra Hamann and Julia Kluge explained the backgrounds and making of.
The film The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid had been screened on 11th March 2020.
On that occasion Aleksandar Zograf came to Berlin, where he visited the Neues Museum,
just before it had to be closed because of corona pandemic on 14th March.
postcards from berlin
Aleksandar Zograf 2020
The concepts, scripts and first drafts for the following four comics have been created during the comics journalism workshop held on 8th and 9th February 2020 at the MEK.
Here are the final works:
Plastik Piece of Meat
Dan Allon (drawing) & Nathalie Frank (text)
Alex Bodea (drawing) & Inga Dreyer (text)
Alexandra Rügler (drawing) & Jessika Knauer (text)
Sebastian Strombach (drawing) & Jens Wiesner (text)
Flyer including a programme overview, 2020: