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On my own behalf : Collectibles: comic prints in the Tagesspiegel shop
The Tagesspiegel recently had its own stand at the Berlin Comic Exchange for the first time. To mark the occasion, we produced a series of exclusive, limited and signed art prints showing motifs by the Tagesspiegel illustrators Flix, Mawil, Arne Bellstorf and Tim Dinter, who are well-known from the Sunday supplement. There is also a cartoon by Zitty illustrator Fil ("Didi & Stulle").
A remaining edition of the posters is now also available in the Tagesspiegel shop (Askanischer Platz 3, Berlin-Kreuzberg, directly at the Anhalter Bahnhof) and online - while stocks last.
The draftsmen selected the motifs in collaboration with the editorial team. They are printed in A3 format on 200 gram paper (laser) and cost 25 euros each. The edition is limited to 20 pieces, each poster is numbered and signed by the artist. Half of the proceeds go to the artists.
In the following we present the individual motifs and their creators again (overall view of the posters by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol):
Flix: Felix Görmann alias Flix is one of the most successful and productive German comic artists. The Berliner recently made a name for himself with his memories of the division of Germany under the title "Da war mal was" (first published as a Tagesspiegel series) and with his reinterpretation of Goethe's "Faust". In the Sunday edition of the Tagesspiegel he is currently publishing a series on the subject of love ("Beautiful Daughters"), from which the motif of the art print comes - click here for the poster.
Mawil: Markus Witzel alias Mawil has made a name for himself both at home and abroad as an ambiguous humorist with a melancholy self-irony reminiscent of Woody Allen. His often autobiographical books like "We can stay friends" or "Beach safari" have meanwhile been translated into several languages. In the Tagesspiegel, the Berlin illustrator publishes a strip every four weeks, which is also often about his own everyday experiences, which he processes in caricatures - his contribution to the art print series comes from this series - click here for the poster.
Arne Bellstorf: Last year, Hamburg-based illustrator Arne Bellstorf published the graphic novel "Baby's in Black", which was highly praised by both critics and audiences. It tells a love story in Hamburg in the 1960s against the background of the early history of the Beatles. In the Tagesspiegel he publishes a short story every four weeks, which is usually about difficult relationships, interpersonal alienation and the forlornness of his often young protagonists. The motif of the art print series also comes from this series - click here for the poster.
Tim Dinter: In addition to his comics, the Berlin draftsman Tim Dinter has also made a name for himself with artistic cityscapes that can be seen in art exhibitions and are popular with art collectors as screen prints. For example, he recently published a limited edition portfolio with prints of Kreuzberg motifs. In the Tagesspiegel he tells an autobiographically inspired episode from everyday life in Berlin every four weeks, including the motif chosen for the series - click here for the poster.
Fil: Fil Tägert is a star with comic and comedy fans alike and is a role model for many younger cartoonists: In addition to his regular "Didi & Stulle" -trips in the magazine "Zitty", the former punk regularly stands up as a solo Entertainer with his guitar large and small stages across Germany. The cartoon selected for the art print series comes from "Zitty" and reflects Fil's penchant for coarse humor - click here for the poster.
Click this link to go to the Tagesspiegel shop with all the poster motifs. (lvt)
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