6 January 2012

New book and big international exhibition

Phew! The last couple of months have not seen many updates here, due to the autumn having been even busier than usual. Now it is starting to look a bit better. A few days ago I delivered my new book, Jewish Images in the Comics - A Visual History, to my American publisher Fantagraphics Books. That was a load off my mind, I can tell you. It will be much longer than any of the earlier books in this series (Black Images in the Comics and Comics Go to Hell) and contain almost 150 different comics featuring Jewish culture in some way or other. As usual I have spread the examples historically, geographically and chosen them from different genres, publishing formats and so on, in order to make the book as broad and as interesting as possible. I'm really looking forward to the book release at MoCCA in New York in April this year.

Then there's the Swedish exhibition in Angoulême, France, which I am producing together with Josefin Svenske. This will be the first major Swedish exhibition in Europe's biggest and most important comics festival, and this has been a lot of work. The exhibition will focus in the world famous Swedish author August Strindberg - who died 100 years ago this year - and feature huge panoramas on the subject of Strindberg, created by some of the most interesting Swedish comics artist working today. The festival is getting closer (it's on between the 26 and 29 of this month) and there are still a lot of things left to do, but I can at least see the end of this too. More on this as we get closer to the exhibition.

Lastly, some major changes are due here at Sekventiellt. Stay tuned!
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