Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Video: German Cartoonist Flix

From Deutsche Welle TV, here is a video of cartoonist Flix (Felix Görmann), who is drawing a "personal portrait" graphic novel about the Berlin Wall and the divided Germany.

FLIX studied at the School of Visual Arts in Saarbrücken Saar and the Escola Massana in Barcelona. In addition to his regular newspaper series "Verflix," he is also know for several graphic novels published by Carlsen, including "Sag Was" (SAY SOMETHING), "a love story semi-autobiographical, about the beginning and end of a great love" and “Mädchen.”

I posted about Flix in August. Now, below, is the same video, but it's been translated. I am thankful for this, since I only speak "restaurant German" and know how to ask for beer from the tap and where the men's room is.

There are some good shots of Flix drawing and inking, and stay in there for the entire 4 plus minutes to see more of his clear line style. Very appealing. There is also a simply animated sequence. Glad to see the translation and I hope we'll be able to buy the book here.

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