White bunnies, Arabic Cola, and the Last Passenger Pigeon: Comic Stories from Germany
“LE MONDE diplomatique” and the Goethe-Institut present comics stories from Germany.
Since 2005, the last cover page of the German edition of “LE MONDE diplomatique” has featured a comic strip. The German edition is the only one that publishes this comic page. Karoline Bofinger, comic editor of “LE MONDE diplomatique”, selects a comic artist or cartoonist every month who designs this page and captures his or her personal view of international politics and current events. Over the years, renowned illustrators and comic-strip artists have created remarkable contributions – and often brilliantly mastered the particular challenge of the large page format as well as the limited narrative space. The comics cast an unpredictable, often absurd and sometimes melancholy glance at politics, everyday life, and culture. The concept refers to the beginnings of modern comic strips, which emerged at the end of the 19th century as the icing on the cake of newspapers traditionally adorning the last page.
A curated selection of these comic pages will be on display at the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City until August 31st.
Image © Sophia Martineck