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Apr. 15th, 2008 | 10:12 pm

ok, time for some news:

together with ulli lust i'll be lecturing away with utter disregard for any audience that might be getting in our way:

on saturday, april 19th 2008, 19h
at the kunsthaus dresden
rähnitzgasse 8
01097 dresden

in an event tied in with their comics exhibition "kopfkino"

the lecture will be in german, the best language in the world.
while the next one will be held in the most language in the world, which is, of course, english:

spx08
small press expo

saturday, april 26th, at 3:30 pm
hörsalen
kulturhuset stockholm
sergels torg
10327 stockholm
sweden

serieteket, the library for comics and graphic literature in the kulturhuset stockholm is holding the small press comics festival spx for the tenth time this year. serieteket is headed by kristiina kolehmainen, who kindly invited us to the festival.

among the many other guests are edmond baudoin, stan sakai, top shelf publisher chris staros, japanese art group NouNouHau, german manga scholar jacqueline berndt (teaching at yokohama university), or knut larsson and amanda vähämäki, who both have published with electrocomics.

me and ulli lust will be in stockholm from april 24th till 29th (the spx festival ends on the 27th, but we will be held in stockholm for two more days for reasons yet unknown. we already are intrigued and a little frightened!).

and here's the info blurb for the lecture:

Electrocomics.com: digital picture writings
Electrocomics, based in Germany, has established itself as the arguably most consequential web publishing house for graphic literature in e-book format, and made its name notably amongst creators. Thus, Electrocomics soon became the web publisher of choice for important protagonists of the comics avantgarde from Italy, France, Hongkong or Finland to make e-book versions of existing, as well as new graphic novels.
Ulli Lust, comic artist and founder of Electrocomics, will speak about strategies and formal approach, as well as future projects of her publishing house, and present an array of its e-comics, which span from the autobiographic, through the autofictional and reportage to the channeling of kinky medieval beastmen.
Kai Pfeiffer, author, comic artist and editor of the anthology series "Plaque" and "flitter" (both: avant-verlag), takes us in the second part of the lecture on a commented walk through his "pictures for readers", paying visits to his documentary comics, drawn essays, ficitional stories and graphic realms resisting definition – not without, in passing, shedding some flickering light on a few fellow picture writers.



UPDATE: the kunsthaus dresden exhibition was really nice, and our lecture sufficiently less than embarrassing, but instead of going to stockholm, i prefered staying home with my friend, the novo virus, while ulli lust performed our lecture alone, which means the quality of the delivery might have easily doubled. and that lecture keeps on touring: next, comic-salon erlangen, may 25th, 11 am.
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guprus

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from: guprus
date: Apr. 15th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
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It's great!!
I want to go too, but i have work in bookfair in Saint-Petersburg
Say hello to everybody))

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Kai Pfeiffer

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from: kaipfeiffer
date: Apr. 15th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
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hi dima!
well, i'm sure we'll meet again at some other festival soon!
and greetings from ulli to you and your saint-petersburg crew!
(we will make a stockholm spx report at the electrocomics blog when we are back)

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guprus

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from: guprus
date: Apr. 15th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
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i'm sure also!!
Say to Ulli that Philippe edited comics about travel in Russia and Boomfest and now we are cimics heros))
http://ljplus.ru/image/2008/5128170

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cap_scaleman

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from: cap_scaleman
date: Apr. 16th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Nooooo! I am missing this event because of work! Good luck talking in Stockholm though!

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Kai Pfeiffer

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from: kaipfeiffer
date: Apr. 16th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
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ah, what a pity!
once again, work proofs to be the enemy.

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Liz Greenfield

Berliner Comicbörse

from: lizgreenfield
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Hello Kai, I really dig your art. I found you via the Berliner Comicbörse website. Have you been to that show before? A friend and I are deliberating a visit (from the UK) because we adore Berlin. Is this comics festival worth the trip in your opinion?

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Kai Pfeiffer

Re: Berliner Comicbörse

from: kaipfeiffer
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
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hi liz, and thanks!
as for the berliner comicbörse: this is not really a festival, it's mostly stands selling comic books for collectors (think "rusty brown"), and a few berlin-based publishers. i first heard from you that i'm listed as an attending artist, wasn't planning on going there. i suggest you rather not make this your main reason for a berlin trip ; )

there are some french girls planning a new berlin comics festival called SLURP for later this year, ca. september, maybe. they plan on doing some really interesting exhibitions and events, but so far, the financing seems still shaky, so it's not confirmed yet.

but you might also like the pictoplasma conference, which is not comics, but character design/illustration/animation, with tons of exhibitions. it's in march:
http://pictoplasma.com/

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Liz Greenfield

Re: Berliner Comicbörse

from: lizgreenfield
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh! I've heard good things about Pictoplasma. It's fancy. But I'm also looking to sell my own comics at an event. Is the German comics scene quite small? I don't know many German comic artists, but I adore the work I've seen by you, and Ulli Lust (also listed on Berliner Comicbörse?). Cheers for the advice, it might save me a trip.

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