The Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe has awarded scholarships to Berlin-based comics artists for 2019. In an exhibition, the Museum for Communication Berlin and the German Comics Association presented the projects with which the recipients applied for the scholarships.
In four panels, Maki Shimizu tells amusing short stories about her life as an artist in Berlin. In “27% in September”, Till Thomas sketches the story of a personal crisis. With the title “The absurd and the obscene from antiquity”, Janna Klävers wishes to develop short comics in which the actions of ancient mythological figures are placed in contrast to our own notions of ethics and morality today. And for his six-month residency scholarship in Paris, Konstantin Potapov would like to develop an alternative guide book in which the subculture of the drug scene is investigated against the backdrop of a mythical metropolis.
The presentation of the scholarship recipients took place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 12 o’clock in the Museum for Communication (Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin-Mitte).
Illustration: © Maki Shimizu