Mittwoch, 2. Oktober 2013

My first trip to USA!

Back to nature at the transit airport in Amsterdam. (Last week I saw a fake forest at the airport of Helsinki. It seems to be hip in airport interior design. There they also added sounds of birds chirping.)

A meadow in Amsterdam
A Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, Washington DC. The SPX will take place here.
Alternative Comics in the Ballroom 

Wherever you look in the hallways you see young people hunched over their sketchbooks. May they be drawing an autobiographic comic about something they just have experienced? 
Gary Panter and Charles Forsman have time to chat, because their books were sold out on the first day. 
My books, too, but I've got a brick in the evening. Shouldn't there be  a ritualistic throwing of the ignatz- award brick against the nearest loved ones head?

me, Dash Shaw, Sam Alden (another happy owner of a brandnew ignatz brick for "Most promising talent")

Michael DeForge got three, he truly earned them. He and Julia Gförer didn't stop sketching even on stage at a panel. 

Monday morning: New York

Bill Kartalopoulos invited me to stay in their apartment in Brooklyn, which turned out to be "the Cartoon House". 

From the window I can observe people waiting for the subway. 

Erica doesn't hear the infernal noise of passing trains anymore. 
Paris Wedding Center in Chinatown, New York

Just around the corner.

Little Italy with Frank Santoro

Liza Donnelly, me, Rutu Modan, Julia Pohl-Miranda, after Lizas public conversation with Rutu Modan in the Society of Illustrators 

Hope is a one-way street.

At a lecture by Art Spiegelman I met the secret twin brother of the Berlin cartoonist Mawil: the Argentinian cartoonist Liniers 
Here's the proof. And as if the similitude weren't enough, both depict themselves as rabbits.

Francoise Mouly, David Prudhomme and Rutu Modan are fascinated by Liniers Sketchbook, in which he draws comicpages on the fly which look if they were printed. As Mawil Liniers is able to draw perfectly inked comic pages without scribbeling and corrections. 
When Art Spiegelman asked him, "How do you do this?" Ricardo Liniers laughed, "It is very easy. When I make a mistake, I don't care." And recommended to Spiegelman to try it, too. Art Spiegelman just sighed. 
Hanging out with cute artists: Dash Shaw, me, Michael DeForge, Jonny Negron, Frank Santoro. 

Friday, NY Art Book Fair 
My flat mates Clara Bessijelle and Austin English share a table with Marc Bell.
One of the most beautiful magazins on the festival: Fukt Magazin 

Burlesque dancer Veronica Varlow

Saturday night: Cartoonist Leslie Stein with her band Prince Ruperts Drop's at the Bellhouse.  
Sunday, Brooklyn Book Festival

Post by Ulli Lust

Sonntag, 25. August 2013

Berlin Graphic Days im Kater Holzig

Eine neue Mode im Berlin der letzten Jahre sind elendig lange Warteschlangen vor angesagten Clubs. Dem Trend verweigere ich mich, indem ich nicht hingehe, aber da endet meine Coolness auch schon. Es bereitete mir ein kindisches Vergnügen, am Samstag nachmittag auch mal lässig an so einer Schlange vorbei zu schlendern, und in einer mythenumwabberten Location abzuhängen. Freitags und Samstags waren Berlin Graphic Days im Kater Holzig, dem Pippi-Langstrumpf-Land für Erwachsene.

Zwei Tage sassen wir gemütlich hinter unseren Büchertischen als wären es Logenplätze, vor denen die In-Crowd hin und her flutete. Die sah schick aus, blätterte flüchtig in den Comics, und belästigte uns freundlicherweise nur selten mit Kaufanfragen (nach der neuen SPRING Umhängetasche für 3 Euro). Ich hatte alle Muße, die lokalen Dresscodes zu studieren.

Die Tasche (rechts oben)

Sophia Martineck hinter unserem Stand

Die folgenden Fotos zeigen Flaneure vor unserem Stand

Bildunterschrift hinzufügen

Samstag abend, eine halbe Stunde vor Schluss interessierte sich auch mal jemand für Bücher.