April 15th, 2008

Green Smoke

Upcoming Lectures

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.