Montag, 3. September 2012

Doku-Comics International: 2 aktuelle Projekte aus Washington + Neuseeland mit Interviews



Politische und historische Comics sind eines der großen Comic-Themen des Jahres - wir haben letztes Jahr schon in einem längeren Artikel darüber berichtet: "Im Fokus: Reportagecomics. Dokumentarischen Comics. Comicbiographien." und nehmen hier das Thema mit zwei aktuellen internationalen Comic-Projekten wieder auf:  

"District Comics" erzählt auf unkonventielle Weise die Geschichte der Stadt Washington, Matt Dembicki sammelte dazu Comics mit persönlichem Blick auf einzelne Episoden der Stadtgeschichte.

Und in "Nice Day for a War" setzt sich der neuseeländische Comickünstler Chris Slane mit dem 1. Weltkrieg auseinander, und nutzt dabei Google Earth um Szenen möglichst originalgetreu zu zeichnen. Beide gaben kürzlich Interviews zu ihren Projekten:

"District Comics": An Unconventional History of Washington, DC
Interview with artist and anthology editor Matt Dembicki

"District Comics is a comics anthology that features off-beat historial stories related to Washington, D.C. It covers the span of the history of the city, from its founding, through wars, all the way up to contemporary times. For example, we have a story about D.C.'s first newspaper, and we have a story about President Obama's inaguration The nifty hook is that the stories are told from a personal perspective. The Obama story, for example, is told from the [point of view] of the D.C. police officer who design the police badges for the inauguration."

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"Nice Day for a War:" Freedom of Information & Legends of the Past
Interview with award-winning NZ comic artist Chris Slane

In his cartoons, Chris Slane ventures into the gaps of the modern world with his fabulous Privacy and Freedom of Information Cartoons. With the same ease, he moves back in history with works like the graphic novel, Maui: Legends of the Outcast. His new project, Nice Day for a War, could be placed with both graphic novels and illustrated history books. Written by Chris Slane and Matt Elliott, it tells of one Kiwi soldier’s experience of life in the Great War, from training at Trentham to the trenches of Flanders and the battle of Messines.

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