23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

12. Graphic Novel Day – Maki Shimizu: Über Leben/ Max Baitinger: Sibylla

Max Baitinger, Maki Shimizu
Melina Weissenborn

Rampant gentrification makes life difficult for Maki Mouse and Adagio the cat, as well as for the creative people in the city. Shimizu paints a radically subjective comic portrait of today’s Berlin bohemians. »Therapeutic and destructive are close together in ›Über Leben‹. Raising questions, making you think, reflecting on human experiences and social conditions, this book does all that« [Der Tagesspiegel].

This biographical comic illuminates the life of the baroque poet Sibylla Schwarz, who was born in 1621 and died at the age of only 17. Over 200 of her poems were published posthumously. The Thirty Years’ War, expulsion, and exile are examined in her work, as are friendship and love. »The smartest and cheekiest book of its kind for a long time« [FAZ]; winner of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung Comic Book Prize.

Moderation: Lilian Pithan
Language: German

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