Samstag, 23. Oktober 2010


STILL LIFE, the comic strip series by Reinhard Schleining, will be continued from now on. A new strip will be uploaded every monday.

Immersed in a world that is both hilarious and crazy, whilst improvisationally oscillating between surrealism and outright anarachy, STILL LIFE pops us into ever more maddening bubbles of funny life.

Strip by strip we’re enthralled by hilarious, witty, tragic, odd, outlandish, pretty and sexy scenes – not infrequently all at the same time – taking place between random people in contemporary urban backdrops.

Within the comic tragedy / tragic comedy of life (depending on whether we see the proverbial glass as half full or half empty :) we cannot help but wonder that one day we could easily find ourselves being warped into similarly blobby and scratchy dialogues or settings. But with the help of this book, we’ll by then be ready to have a big laugh at both ourselves and the world we now live in – if not pack it in altogether in order to crack off into one hundred percent uninhibited humorous awakening …

Sonntag, 17. Oktober 2010

Go! Keep Going! to San Vito

Drawings from the e-book "Go! Keep Going" are visible until 4th of december 2010 in an exhibition called "Palinsesti", in Palazzo Altan in San Vito al Tagliamento, a little town near Venice.
The catalogue says: When readers have a look through the strips of the comics Go! Keep Going! they submerge themselves in the urban reality of Berlin’s streets; here the author Ulli Lust guides them through panoramic views and daily life scenes: accidental elements that one can meet wandering aimlessly around the city. The viewer inevitably listens to unknown people’s conversations: he becomes an involuntary spectator of a theatre representation, in which the actors are actually common persons engaged in the pursuit of happiness, of a canonical happy-ending for their existences. With these assumptions we can surely define Go! Keep Going! an example of comic-reportage, in fact it puts together linguistic elements that come from different communicative areas, which seem to be very far one from another. The first is the reportage, a practice involved in the collection of a big quantity of images with the aim of documenting a precise phenomenon; the second one is the comics, which is a practice typically dedicated to the reader’s entertainment: in this case it becomes a way to investigate the reality around us.

Ulli Lust & anonymous dog

Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

Deutscher Cartoonpreis 2010

Der Sieger beim deutschen Cartoonpreis ist diesmal eine Siegerin und heißt Katharina Greve! Wir freuen uns mit ihr und gratulieren herzlichst! Ist sie doch schon seit langem die Cartoonistin der Herzen bei electrocomics mit dem Comicstrip "Die Dramatik der Dinge!"

Samstag, 2. Oktober 2010

Animationsfilme von Helmut Herbst

Das Filmfestival Eberswalde zeigt vom 2. 10 - 9. 10. 2010 Animationsfilme von Helmut Herbst, Franz Winzentsen, Hanna Nordholt und Fritz Steingrobe unter dem Titel: AUTOPSIE VON FREMDBILDERN.
Als ein „Die Welt neu zusammensetzen“ ließe sich das Vorgehen von Helmut Herbst umschreiben. Sein Weg in die Malerei an der HFBK Hamburg wird dank eines Malereistipendiums in Paris in neue Bahnen gelenkt: In der Cinémathèque Française entdeckt er das Kino für sich. Zurück in Hamburg gründet er 1962 das Trickfilmstudio cinegrafik. Dort produziert er zahlreiche experimentelle Arbeiten, die er mit innovativen Auftragsarbeiten fürs Fernsehen finanziert. cinegrafik entwickelt sich in den Folgejahren zu einer Keimzelle der westdeutschen Filmavantgarde.

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