The event will consist of a comic book fair, a comic workshop, several artist talks, and a reading. The guests are invited to enjoy some snacks and drinks, and to mingle and browse the presented comics.
2PM: SomoS opens its doors to the public. A small comic book fair is available.
5PM: Christopher Sperandio leads a Détournment comic workshop (45 minutes)
6PM: Fufu Frauenwahl presents his new comics (30 minutes)
7PM: Lilli Loge speaks on Tijuana Bibles, a vintage American comic form (30 minutes)
8PM: Dir Verschure gives a presentation on his practice and latest work (30 minutes)
9PM: Comic reading by Karla Paloma
About The Participating Artists:
Christopher SPERANDIO makes a lot of different things, sometimes they look like comics. Most feature a public component, in the form of open calls, canvassing, or workshops. Commissioning institutions include: MoMA/PS1, the Public Art Fund, Creative Time and London’s Institute of Contemporary Art. His new project, “Pinko Joe,” uses the Situationist technique of Détournment on scale never before attempted in a graphic novel. Sperandio is an Associate Professor of Art at Rice University in Houston, TX, and a SomoS Artist-in-Residence for December 2018.
FuFu FRAUENWAHL has been working as a freelance illustrator for more than 15 years. His drawings have appeared in countless games, books, videos and stage productions. His personal work mostly revolves around the surreal episodic dream comics about the detective Ray Murphy and his assistant Molluskhead. FuFu is currently collecting these stories in the mini-series UNWELT. On this occasion he will present the brand new second issue.
Lilli LOGE self-publishes experimental comics and queer-feminist versions of Tijuana Bibles (a mixture between satire and erotic, popular in 1920s - 1940s USA). She will talk about the phenomenon of the Tijuana Bibles in general and will show some of her work, including her latest Tijuana Bible “The Muse” which is a feminist take on the idea of the muse and a homage to Max Ernst.
Karla PALOMA was born in Denmark, 1983. She is a self-taught artist living and working in Berlin for the past 10 years. She mainly focuses her work on illustration, comics and self-published zines.
Dirk VERSCHURE, animator by trade and a cartoonist by choice, was born in the Netherlands but has been a Berlin resident for the last ten years. He is the creator behind the popular bunny cartoons from Dirk’s Big Bunny Blog and editor of the underground comix zine “Kutlul.” His own self-published books include “Life Is Fun”, “Life How It’s Supposed To Be,” “Little Piggie,” as well as his current series “Shit and Death.”