(2011 / Blank Slate)
In this collection of short stories Mawil takes us through his early years growing up in East Berlin and the changes that have occurred since the Wall came down. See him fight video-game addiction and strive to improve his first car, a much loved but clunky Skoda. Watch as he discovers what the life of a graffiti artist is like when you fail to keep one step ahead of the law. In the longest strip, ‘Welcome Home’, see Mawil and his new found friends head out on a summer holiday with more than a passing eye for Hippy chicks and their daily naked Yoga routines. Packed with Mawil’s amazing art and always sweet and funny, this is the first time any of Mawil’s colour work has appeared in English.
“Beautiful cartooning that captures the energy, awkward-ness and freedom of youth.”
– Joe Matt author Peepshow and Spent
“I love Mawil’s warm, lively cartooning. Utterly real, funny and adorable. I want to steal his secrets!”
– Scott McCloud author Understanding Comics
96 pages, 225×172 mm softcover with flaps, Colour & B&W, ISBN 9781906653224, £11.99