Exhibition Poster and Program Flyers for ComFor 2018

2018 07 11 12uhr - 2018 09 20
„SuperQueeroes. Unsere LGBTI*-Comic-Held_innen“

In less than two and a half months, ComFor’s Annual Conference 2018 will take place at the University of Cologne on the topic “Spaces Between – Gender, Diversity and Identity in Comics”. At the same time one can visit the exhibition “SuperQueeroes. Unsere LGBTI*-Comic-Held_innen”, which was designed in 2016 by the Schwules Museum Berlin and shown with great success. For the first time, queer comic heroes of various kinds were thematized in the German museum world. As part of the ComFor annual conference, the exhibition was brought to Cologne under the organization of Christine Gundermann and reworked for the university by students as part of a seminar.
The exhibition can be visited from 11 July to September 20 in the foyer of the Philosophikum of the University of Cologne. Vernissage is on the 11th of July from 12 o’clock, opening with a talk by and about comic artist Ralf König . Subsequently, the exhibition will be opened by Dr. Kevin Clarke, curator of the Schwules Museum Berlin.

The organizers of the conference, Véronique Sina and Nina Heindl, have now also published digital program flyers in German and English (design: Julia Eckel), which not only provide quick overviews of the topics and the schedule of the conference, but – with motifs by artist Aisha Franz – also turned out to be very appealing:

Program flyer in German
Program flyer in English

Continue to the conference’s page with information on the registration process

Joost Swarte Exhibition at Cartoonmuseum Basel

2014 11 15 - 2015 02 23

Organizer’s information:
“The internationally renowned Dutch artist and designer Joost Swarte (born 1947) is one of the most important comic book artists of today – and enjoys long-standing cult status, especially in the Netherlands and in France.
Joost Swarte works in a variety of disciplines. His irrepressible appetite for creativity and storytelling usually starts out with a drawing – but more often than not it doesn’t end there. In addition to a wide variety of comics, illustrations and posters you can find stained-glass windows, fonts, objects, glasses, furniture or architecture among his works. All of Swarte’s art, be it graphic or three-dimensional, can be identified by its bold and clear characteristics, with its geometrical basic forms, its precise style, its monochrome rich colours and a subtle sense of irony. Swarte’s enormous knowledge of the shape and form of things shines through everything he does, and no wonder: Swarte studied industrial design, and cites De Stijl, Bauhaus, Streamline Modern, Memphis, and other styles with great pleasure and virtuosity. The exhibition was created in close collaboration with Joost Swarte and shows not only original drawings as well as numerous objects from all phases of the artist’s career.
Joost Swarte became internationally known in the 1980s with a style clearly inspired by Underground and Hergé’s Ligne claire. Swarte published regularly in established magazines such as “RAW” and “The New Yorker”. He himself was publisher of the comic magazine “Modern Paper” and was founder of the Dutch “Stripdagen Haarlem” comic festival. Together with the architectural company Mecanoo, Swarte designed the theatre building De Toneelschuur in Haarlem and sketched the design for the Musée Hergé in Louvain-la-Neuve (BE). In 2004 he was honoured with the title of Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Dutch Queen Beatrix.”

Opening Hours:
Tue–Sun, 11 am–5 pm
Thu, 11 am–8 pm

Organizer’s Website